Contact Us

Spring Flooding A Strong Possibility – Tips Issued On How To Prepare

Getty Images

The spring thaw is coming up fast, and the city of St. Cloud, as well as the Better Business Bureau, have some information and advice on keeping your home protected from potential flooding.

The first is to help with maintenance of any one of St. Cloud’s 8,000 stormwater catch basins. The city is asking interested residents to consider helping remove snow and ice from their neighborhood catch basins – clearing away debris and poking holes in the top of catch basins creates water flow so that meltwater can drain properly. If you’re unable to clear the basin, call the city and mark it with a stake so that city crews can find them.

Beyond this, the Better Business Bureau suggests a number of ways to prepare your home to minimize losses in the event of flooding. If you have important or valuable items in your basement, make sure you move them to a higher level of your home. Install backflow valves in wastelines to keep water flowing in one direction. Make sure your home’s gutters and drains are clear. Keep an inventory of your valuables for insurance purposes – photographs and serial numbers are important when it comes to items like electronics, appliances, jewelry and artwork. Lastly, have an emergency supply kit with food, bottled water, first aid supplies, medicine and a battery-powered radio.

RESOURCE:

Government flood-prep website

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!