ICD-10 Diagnosis Code X38


Diagnosis Code X38

ICD-10: X38
Short Description: Flood
Long Description: Flood
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code X38

Not Valid for Submission
The code X38 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to forces of nature (X30-X39)
      • Flood (X38)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code X38 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Index of External Cause of Injuries
References found for the code X38 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Flood(any injury) (caused by)
    • Forces of nature
      • cataclysmic storm
        • with flood
    • Forces of nature
      • flood (caused by)

Information for Patients


Floods are common in the United States. Weather such as heavy rain, thunderstorms, hurricanes, or tsunamis can cause flooding. Flooding can also happen when a river or stream overflows its bank, when a levee is breached, or when a dam breaks. Flash floods, which can develop quickly, often have a dangerous wall of roaring water. The wall carries rocks, mud, and rubble and can sweep away most things in its path.

Be aware of flood hazards no matter where you live, but especially if you live in a low-lying area, near water or downstream from a dam. Although there are no guarantees of safety during a flood, you can take actions to protect yourself. You should have a disaster plan. Being prepared can help reduce fear, anxiety, and losses. If you do experience a disaster, it is normal to feel stressed. You may need help in finding ways to cope.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

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