Those living in South Louisiana know that flooding can happen at any time and for several reasons; a heavy rainfall, a breach in a levee or storm surge due to a hurricane. Floods can be slow or fast rising, so the best way to prepare for a flooding event is to examine your property and home to understand what precautions you can take to lessen the damage of a flooding event.
There are several tips that can help you mitigate, or ease the burden of a flooding event:
- Engage in floodplain management activities to understand the risk of flooding in your area.With that knowledge, you can better prepare your property from a flooding event.
- Purchase flood insurance to help reduce the amount of financial loss in the event of a flood
- Review reliable websites’ resources that thoroughly explain mitigation with interactive flood maps and detailed information. A few sites that may be helpful: