Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. Since spring rains bring an increased risk of stream and river flooding, street flooding, and sewage backups, take the following steps today to prepare.
Make an emergency plan for your household, including pets, so that you and your family know what to do and where to go. Sign up or listen for emergency and weather alerts. Remember: never walk, swim, or drive through floodwaters.
Look up the flood risk for your home. Store important documents and valuables in a safe, dry place. Elevate and anchor critical utilities like electrical panels and propane tanks.
Purchase or renew a flood insurance policy through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Take photos of your property and do an inventory in case of damage.
Learn more about Flood Preparedness on our website.