Turn to Tara: Best ways to flood-proof your home

The Turn to Tara team is digging deeper into ways you can respond to flash flooding and avoid making some key mistakes.

Tara Rosenblum

Mar 11, 2024, 10:56 AM

Updated 39 days ago

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The weather is starting to warm-up, which means springs showers are right around the corner.
The Turn to Tara team is digging deeper into ways you can respond to flash flooding and avoid making some key mistakes.
Here are some ways you can flood-proof your home:
- Prepare: Remove leaves, pine cones, and debris from your downspouts.
- Direct downspouts three to six feet away from your house so that the water doesn't absorb back into the ground and leach into basements or into sidewalls.
- Install splash blocks at your downspout's outlets.
- Underground pipes should direct water away from your home's foundation.
- Clear out trees that could cause debris.
- If you can, invest in flood insurance.


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