Protection

Protection from FloodConsider some permanent flood protection measures.

Mark your fuse or breaker box to show the circuits to the floodable areas.  Turning off the power to the basement can reduce property damage and save lives. 

Consider flood proofing your structure or elevating it above flood levels. 

Check your building for water entry points.  These can be basement windows, the basement stairwell, doors, and dryer vents. These can be protected with low walls or temporary shields. 

Install a sewer backflow device to prevent backflow drainage from entering your drains. 

Note:  Some flood protection measures may need a building permit and others may not be safe for your type of building, so be sure to talk to reach out to the Hazlet Township Building Official with any questions.


2024-01-09 Dont Ignore the Dangers of Flooding