April showers: preparing for farm flooding

Spring brings with it some warmer, but wetter weather. With increased precipitation in the mix, flooding is always a concern. And the best way to prepare for floods is to take action before there is a problem.

The Government of Alberta website has outlined some flood preparation tips, specific to rural homeowners and residents. Here’s the steps you should take:

• Locate potential hazards in relation to water sources
• Secure potable water if there is a flood warning
• Identify high elevation areas for relocation
• Inspect dams and canals annually
• Have an Emergency Plan

It’s also always important to stay informed on weather alerts and trends for your area, so you can have time to prepare for when disaster hits. For weather alerts, check here.

And more the complete list of tips for farm flooding preparedness, read the post on the Government of Alberta website here.