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How to Prepare For a Meridian/Star/Eagle Flood

4/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How to Prepare For a Meridian/Star/Eagle Flood Boise River above flood stage

Last year historic flooding cause damage to the Greenbelt, parks, bridges and Meridian/Star/Eagle 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
  • Keep a three day supply of food and water (one gallon per person a day)
  • Keep a 7 day supply of all medical items and medication
  • Take pictures of your home before and after any water damage
  • Call SERVPRO of Meridian/Star/Eagle if there is any water damage to your home

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