The County encourages all residents to get ready before the rains begin. Historical storm events have caused heavy rains and winds resulting in mudslides, downed trees, flooding, and property damage.
Avoid problems by preparing yourself and your property now!
HOW TO GET READY FOR RAIN
Know Your Flood Risk
Evaluate your property. Where does rain pool? How does runoff drain, and to where? Visit the FEMA Floodplain Program webpage to get answers to these questions. Also get to know your neighborhood's drainage facilities. Flooding can be caused by drainage inlets, gutters, ditches, pipes, over-flowing creeks, or levee breaks.
Prepare For Your Needs
Visit Ready.gov to get your emergency supplies in order. Plan for food, water, medical, and personal comfort needs for each household resident. Plan an evacuation route in case of fast rising water.
Prepare Your Home and Property
Clean gutters. Clear leaves off of nearby storm drains. Make sure pipes and ditches on your property are not obstructed. If you live near a creek, take special precautions.