1. Before
  2. During
  3. After

Before a flood, you should:

  • Avoid building in a flood-prone area unless you elevate and reinforce your home.
  • Elevate the furnace, water heater, and electrical panel if susceptible to flooding.
  • Install "check valves" in sewer traps to prevent floodwater from backing up into the drains of your home.
  • Contact your community officials to find out what projects are planned to stop floodwater from entering homes in your area.