Flood Plan Components: Get on the LEPC list

Floods March 23, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF



Flood Plan Components

Get on the LEPC List

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.

Cooperating Pays Off

The following testimonial shows that officials were convinced that it was in the community’s best interest to safeguard one retailer’s facility:


We kept in touch throughout the day with the fire department and the LEPC. The LEPC contacted the county and asked them to get sand and sandbags to our facility after realizing that we were in jeopardy of having floodwaters come into our facility. When it was dropped off at our facility, the truck operator said the load of sand was free, but that we would have to purchase the sandbags.




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