Flood prevention tips

The snow that wreaked havoc on southwestern Connecticut roads now poses another threat to state residents.As temperatures rise and snow piled against homes melts, residents

NORWALK - The snow that wreaked havoc on southwestern Connecticut roads now poses another threat to state residents.

As temperatures rise and snow piled against homes melts, residents now face the threat of flooding.

Paul Plouffe owns a company that deals with flood damage control and drying. He recommends residents remove snow from their gutters and roof tops.

Plouffe also says homeowners should get perimeter drainage curtains, which direct water to a pump in their basements.

He says make sure your pump has a battery backup in case of a power outage, and recommends you check with your insurance agent to be sure you have coverage for ground water flooding, which is different than flooding caused by a broken pipe.

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