5/27/2016
  1. Purchase flood insurance
  • Flood insurance provides protection from floods associated with hurricanes, tropical storms, heavy rains, and other conditions. This type of insurance does not take effect for 30 days after purchase. Standard homeowners insurance does not cover flooding.
 
  1. Elevate electrical systems & appliances
  • Protect against shallow floodwaters by elevating major appliances on masonry or pressure-treated lumber at least 12" above the projected flood elevation. Outside air conditioning compressors, heat pumps, and other electrical systems can also be elevated and must conform to state and local building codes.
 
  1. Install sewer backflow valves
  • Prevents sewage entry into your home during flooding
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