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Protect Your Property from Flood Damage

The National Weather Service recognizes March 11-15, 2019, as Flood Safety Awareness Week in Illinois. To reduce damages on property that is susceptible to flooding:

  • Apply watertight seals to brick and block walls to protect against low level flooding (less than 2 feet).
  • Elevate furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters and major appliances on platforms, or move them to higher floors.
  • Sandbag and remove items from areas prone to flooding.
  • Elevating or relocating the entire structure may be a feasible option.

For more information visit, the floodplain page of our website or contact the Public Works Engineering Division at 630-377-4486.

updated Nov 01, 2019