Taking steps now to prepare for a possible flood means your home or business will be better equipped against possible damage.
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. Even very small streams, gullies, creeks, culverts, dry streambeds, or low-lying ground that appears harmless in dry weather can flood. It is important to regularly listen to radio or television or check the Web for the latest information related to flooding or potential flooding in your community.
To prepare for a flood, you should:
During a flood watch, you should:
If advised to evacuate, do so immediately to avoid flooded roads, be sure to follow recommended evacuation routes and listen to radio for evacuation instructions.
Restoring your home:
Clean and disinfect everything that got wet. Mud left from floodwater can contain sewage and chemicals.