Flood Preparation

Flood Preparation

Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. In fact, flooding causes more than $2 Billion in property damage every year.  The best preparation for possible flooding is to plan ahead. There are three simple steps you can take to help protect your home from floodwaters and debris:

Ready, Set, Go!

Ready - What you can do to prepare before flooding occurs.
Set 
- What to do if flooding is eminent.
Go! 
- What you need to know to safely evacuate.

READY - The most effective way to protect your property is to prepare before it rains. Preparations may include very simple home maintenance but could involve other measures, like using sandbags, to divert water, mud and debris

SET - When heavy rain has been forecast, monitor the news, websites and Social Media sites for updates. Practice “Situational Awareness.” Know and understand what is going on around you so if conditions worsen, you can take action to protect your family.

GO! - If asked to evacuate during flooding, do so immediately and go to higher ground.  For more information, visit

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