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How to Make Your Home Flood Ready

Overland flooding, where water flows overland and seeps into buildings through windows, doors, and cracks, is one of the most frequent and costly natural hazards in Canada. There are many things you can do to protect your home from flooding.

Heavy rainfall can lead to flooding, especially in the spring, when the ground is still frozen or already saturated from previous storms. Rapid melting of snow and ice jams can also lead to floods. Flash—or sudden—flooding, in which warning time is extremely limited, can result from other causes such as hurricanes or the failure of dams.

Check out these top 10 Tips to Make Your Home Flood Ready from Public Safety Canada.

 

Flood Ready Infographic

 

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