Before things can go back to normal, the area needs to be cleaned and santized to prevent rotting and future mold issues. Out state-of-the-art cleaning equipment destroys 99.99% of all harmful germs and bacteria. I&I Fire, Water and Mold have the specialized water and flood restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-flood condition.
Retaining walls can prevent a huge amount of damage from water draining to low areas.
Trees, bushes and plants around your property prevent erosion and absorb water.
Check with the local goverment and make sure the roads are properly draining in the right direction.
Keep electronics and any important valuables above ground level.