Property Protection Measures

Flooding causes more property damage every year in the United States than any other type of natural disaster. There are several cost-effective techniques for decreasing or eliminating exposures to flooding. Several effective ways include relocation of a building to a site not subject to flooding, construction of floodwalls and berms to divert water from the property, or floodproofing (retrofitting) a structure. It is also important that the building site has the proper lot grading to insure that water is diverted away from the structures, dispersing it and collecting it in a proper area such as a swale or a retention pond. Remember that is also important that you do not cause your neighbor's property to become susceptible to flooding due to your flood protection measures.

For more information on what you can do to protect your home and property, visit the National Flood Insurance Program  section of the FEMA website.