Protect Your Home

Eight Things You Can Do to Protect Your Home

  • Buy Flood Insurance.
  • Have sandbags and other items to protect your home (such as plastic sheeting, plywood, and portable pumps) at the ready.
  • Store important documents and personal objects where they won’t get damaged.
  • Elevate or relocate utilities and/or your entire home.
  • Install backflow prevention devices in your sewer connections to prevent floodwaters from entering your home.
  • Build and install flood shields for doors and openings to prevent the entrance of floodwater.
  • Install a sump pump with backup power in crawl spaces or basements.
  • Place openings in your foundation walls that will allow the entrance and exit of floodwaters to prevent foundation failure.