Given the recent record snowfalls, Brown County Emergency Management wants everyone in Brown County to be ready for flooding when the Spring Thaws hit.
Here are some Action Steps to help you prepare for flooding:
Consider Flood Insurance (Activation Takes 30+ Days)
Have a Battery Back-Up for Sump Pumps
Move Basement Items Now
Check In on Neighbors, Especially the Elderly & Those with Special Needs
Sign Up for CodeRED at FloodinginBC.com or Text BrownCountyWI to 99411
Have an Evacuation Plan (Where Will You Go?)
Have a Plan for Your Pets
Have Your Medications, Clothes, Important Papers & Other Essentials Prepared to Take With You
Create an Emergency Contact List
None of this is intended to scare anyone or make them feel uneasy, rather the exact opposite: Preparation brings Peace of Mind! The entire purpose of preparing for flooding is so that you can take advantage of the calm atmosphere of the present, to be sure you have everything in place should anything happen.
Be Prepared ~ Make a Plan ~ Stay Informed!