Flooding in our city is caused by heavy storms and can cover many blocks in up to five feet of water. Floodwaters are not as deep, but they still cover streets and yards and can flood cars, garages, basements, and lower floors.
Floods in the area can come with little warning and are very dangerous. Even though they appear to move slowly (three feet per second), a flood two feet deep can knock a man off his feet and float a car.
Your property may be high enough that it wasn't flooded recently. However, it can still be flooded in the future because the next flood could be worse. If you are in the floodplain, the odds are that someday your property will be damaged. The links below give you some ideas of what you can do to protect yourself and your property.