Step 4: Protect Your Property

Colored graphic tile representing water. If the first floor level of your property is lower than the “Base Flood Elevation” (elevation of the 1% annual chance flood, based on the FEMA maps), consider elevating your structure, if possible, or elevating electrical and mechanical equipment.

If a flood is imminent, property can be protected by sandbagging areas subject to the entry of water into living spaces. Move valuables and furniture to higher areas of the dwelling to minimize damages.

The City of St. Cloud will make a site visit to your property to provide one-on-one advice regarding flooding and drainage issues and to recommend retrofitting and floodproofing techniques. For more information, please contact the Building Department at 407-957-7224.

Colored graphic tile representing water.STEP 5: BUILD RESPONSIBLY