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How to Prepare For a Boise Flood

4/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How to Prepare For a Boise Flood Boise River above flood stage

By: Beth Byce

Last year historic flooding cause damage to the Greenbelt, parks, bridges and Boise homes. Flooding can be unpredictable and leaves homeowners feeling like they have no control. Here is how to prepare for a flood:

  • Check with City of Boise Floodplains Map to see if your home could be affected
  • If you are within floodplain areas purchase flood insurance
  • Have a battery operated radio with extra batteries to listen to the NOAA Weather Radio for updates
  • Sand-bag doorways parallel to the direction of the flow and stagger the joints if multiple layers are needed
  • Raise your furnace, electrical panel and water heater in your home to reduce potential damage
  • Keep a first aid kit in your home
  • Keep a three day supply of food and water (one gallon per person per day)
  • Keep a seven day supply of all medical items and medication
  • Take pictures of your home before and after any water damage
  • Call SERVPRO of Boise if there is any water damage to your home

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