Prevent Flooding at Home

Posted by on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 11:52am.

Since last year's flood, water is always a big story in Calgary. With rain in and around our city the past few days, Calgarians are paying close attention to the rivers. 

Regardless of warnings that may or may not be issued, you can still take precautions at home to protect your home from water:

• Ensure your eavestroughs are clear, and downspouts are facing away from your home. 
• Ensure sump pumps are in proper working order.
• Remove any valuable items from your basement.
• Check drains on your street to ensure they are working properly, if not, call 3-1-1 to report.

The City has also developed a mobile app that will keep you informed of water levels, flow rates and alerts pertaining to water and river levels in our city. You can download the app and learn more about it here.

Kirby Cox

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