Flood Safety and Preparedness Tips

The NWS has forecasted a multi-impact rain event Friday into Saturday. Heavy rain is expected to overspread the region Friday afternoon and evening and continuing into Saturday morning.

Storm total rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches, and up to 4” in some areas are forecast over the entire region. Heavy rain combined with rapid snow melt will result in the possibility of some river and stream flooding along with the potential for isolated ice jam flooding on rivers (except Cape Cod & the Islands).

Preparedness and Safety Information

·         Flood Safety and Preparedness Tips are available at: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/flood-safety-tips

  • Elevate items stored in the basement and other low-lying flood prone areas of homes and businesses to minimize damage from flooding. If you have a sump pump, check that it is functioning properly.
  • Clear snow and ice from street catch basins and storm drains to prevent or reduce street flooding.
  • Avoid parking vehicles in low-lying areas or areas prone to flooding during heavy rainfall.
  • Don’t drive through flooded roads. Remember the phrase “Turn Around, Don’t Drown!”
  • Safely remove any remaining piles of deep snow from flat and low-pitched roofs. If safe to do so, clear ice and snow from drains on flat roofs.

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