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There are various actions that you can take to reduce the flooding damage to your home or business. Electrical panels, furnaces, water heaters, and washers/dryers should be elevated or relocated to an area less likely to be flooded. Basement floor drains and backwater prevention valves can be installed and interior floodwalls can be placed around utilities. If flooding is likely, and time permits, move essential items and furniture to the upper floors of your home. Keep materials like sandbags, plywood, plastic sheeting and lumber handy for emergency waterproofing. These actions will help minimize the amount of damage caused by floodwaters. The Office of the City Engineer maintains data on historic flooding elevations on various channels. The Office of the City Engineer is available to provide advice on flooding, drainage and storm drain problems. Building and Development is available to provide advice on retrofitting or modifying buildings to protect them from flooding.

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