There are several ways to protect a building from flood damage, including:
These measures are called flood damage prevention or retrofitting. Remember, any alteration to your building or land may require a permit from the Building Department. Even re-grading or filling in the floodplain requires a permit.
If you know a flood is coming, you should shut off the gas and electricity and move valuable items upstairs. Keeping a detailed checklist prepared in advance will help ensure that you do not forget anything.
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