Flood Prevention

Flooding can severly impact on our lives, (especially those that live in flood prone areas). Here are flood prevention or reduction strategies:

  • Restricting the building of houses on floodplains
  • Use of dams
  • Building of levees and flood diversion devices
  • Flood-proofing homes
  • Raising homes and businesses in known flood areas.
  • Flood preventative measures in all residential development.

It is important to know your local flood history. Knowing your local flood plan, when you may need to evacuate and how to get to your nearest safe location can save lives.

Further information on flood prevention is available on the following two websites.




by M Graham