Place your name on the LEPC e-mail emergency notification list. The list keeps you informed and up-to-date on where flooding is anticipated or already taking place. Ask LEPC officials for their cell phone numbers. Be diligent in asking, because you don’t want to be buried in voicemail in an emergency. Make sure that you also are working with whoever controls and maintains the levees that help protect your property. Having a better idea about whether or not the levee will hold back floodwaters is critical for making the right decisions at the right time.
The following testimonial shows that officials were convinced that it was in the community’s best interest to safeguard one retailer’s facility: