Advance Flood Preparation

Follow these tips to find out your flood risk, and to stay prepared for the potential of flood waters.


Contact your local emergency management agency to find out if you live in a flood zone.

Find out if your property is above or below flood level.


It is a good idea to purchase flood insurance, whether or not your home is located in a flood zone. In fact, flood insurance policies are often low-cost if your home is not located in a flood zone.

Stock materials to protect your home, such as plastic sheeting, lumber, and sandbags.

Have an evacuation plan, and practice it with your family periodically.