Prevent flood damage around homes

Be ready for it! Flood prevention in your home and yard is your responsibility. If the snow melts quickly, your home may be at risk of flooding even if it’s never been flooded before.

Tips to help reduce your risk of a snowmelt flood in your home (Some tips involve snow shoveling which is heavy work. Consider doing a bit at a time and please use care and caution. Get help if you have health concerns):

• Remove snow from around your foundation. Pay particular attention to the areas around window wells.

• Most lots drain along the outside edges. Remove snow from these areas.

• Keep the snow in y...


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