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Property Protection Measures

If your property is susceptible to flooding, there are many flood damage reduction measures you can employ.

  • Have a plan and set it into place when heavy rains are predicted.
  • Obtain battery backups for sump pumps.
  • Watertight seals can be applied to brick and block walls to protect against low-level flooding.
  • Utilities such as heating and air conditioning systems, water heaters and other major appliances can be elevated to higher floors in the structure or on raised platforms.
  • Temporary measures such as moving furniture and other valuables to higher floors or sandbagging exterior openings will also help.
  • Elevating or relocating the entire structure may also be a feasible option.