In early 2017, San Jose was affected by the largest flood-related disaster in a century, resulting in over $70 million in damages. Due to a large lack of preparation from residents, many were greatly affected by this event. With a long strain of rainy days, water rises when it has nowhere to drain to. Floods can destroy homes, personal possessions, and the lives of those that are not prepared to handle them. 

Important questions:

–       Do you know where to go when a flood occurs?

      Do you know what areas are “safe” to walk in?

      Do you have a to-go kit prepared?

You can learn more about these actions in the Get Prepared! section on our website.

Helpful Links:

Learn more about what to do before, during, and after a flood HERE

Learn about a flooding quick reference guide HERE