Flood Preparedness

Flood Mitigation and Preparedness Tips

1. Buy flood insurance. It takes 30 days to become effective.

2. Maintain the natural drainage on your property by cleaning culverts and removing debris from ditches and low lying areas. Clean culverts under driveways, because they are on private property and cannot be cleaned by county crews.

3. Keep sandbags and sand on hand if you are in a flood prone area. Plywood and plastic sheeting also work to protect property from flooding.

4. FEMA Flood Fact Sheet (PDF)