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Flood Protection

Flood Protection

  1. Know your flood hazard - discover where your property is in relation to the floodplain.

  2. Insure your property for your flood hazard - even properties located outside of the floodplain should be insured for flood.

  3. Protect people from the hazard - turn around don't drown.

  4. Protect your property from the hazard - retrofit your home or business to help protect from flooding.

  5. Build responsibly - retrofit homes or businesses in flood zones, do not build in the floodway.

  6. Protect natural floodplain functions - keep ditches and culverts clear of debris.

  7. Protect yourself and your property from hurricanes - have a hurricane plan.

  8. Be prepared for natural hazards - have plans for hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural events.

  9. General flood education - find the flood history for your area.