Be prepared for a flood

Being prepared and monitoring flood conditions allows more time to react to quickly rising water. Sometimes people perceive a river or stream to be at a safe distance or think rain events are occurring too far away to impact them. However, as evident by this year’s flooding, events happening many miles away can have a significant impact on local waterways and flood levels.

High water levels and the longevity of the flood could continue to cause levees to fail or be overtopped, and additional heavy rainfall could cause rivers to rise. The message is clear: stay alert about how the levees or dams near you are holding up as flooding continues and make flood preparations today to help ensure safety and security tomorrow.

Ask yourself: Is your home prepared? Do you have the supplies you need to take care of yourself and family for at least three days?