Protect your Property from the Hazard

Protect your Property from the Hazard

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

  • 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 be a feasible option.

Resources and Publications

Flood Protection for your Home or Business (PDF)

You can find more information on the FloodSmart website, the official site of the National Flood Insurance Program.