Did you know that flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States? Spring rains bring an increased risk of stream and river flooding, street flooding, and sewage backups in Pittsburgh.
Now is the time to prepare in order to protect your family, home, and valuables from flooding:
- Make an emergency plan for your household, including pets, so that you and your family know what to do, where to go, and how to protect yourselves.
- Look up the flood risk for your area or property.
- Purchase or renew a flood insurance policy through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Homeowner’s policies do not cover flooding.
- Take photos of your property and do an inventory in case floodwaters damage your property.
- Store important documents and valuables in a safe, dry place.
- Elevate and anchor critical utilities like electrical panels and propane tanks within your property.
- Sign up for or listen for emergency and weather alerts.
- Do not walk, swim, or drive through floodwaters. Turn Around, Don’t Drown!
Learn more at pgh2o.com/flood-preparedness.