PO BOX 246 MANTEO, NC, 27954   PHONE: (252) 473-2133

Before a Flood

To prepare for a flood, you should:

    * Avoid building in a floodprone area unless you elevate and reinforce your home.
    * Elevate the furnace, water heater, and electric panel if susceptible to flooding.
    * Install "check valves" in sewer traps to prevent floodwater from backing up into the drains of your home.
    * Contact community officials to find out if they are planning to construct barriers (levees, beams, floodwalls) to stop floodwater from entering the homes in your area.
    * Remember there are no Red Cross Shelters in Dare County
    * Be aware of evacuation routes. See Map above.
PO Box 246, Manteo, NC, 27954, (252) 473-2133