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Prepare for Next Flood in Attleboro, Seekonk

If a fierce storm comes through this year, will you be ready?

Attleboro and Seekonk can be , so you can never be too prepared for the next big storm. Here are some tips from the National Weather Service and Generac for National Flood Safety Awareness Week, which began Monday.

  • Develop a family emergency plan
  • When driving: turn around, don't drown
  • Build an emergency kit
  • Safeguard your possessions
  • Purchase a portable or standby generator
  • Prepare your home in advance
  • In the event of a flood, make your way to higher ground

How do you prepare for floods?

Paul Mac Pherson March 14, 2012 at 01:43 AM
If you do have a flood, in your cellar, don't bother to call the Seekonk Fire Dept. there is a good chance that they won't show up. Trust me I know.
Fact Checker March 14, 2012 at 07:27 AM
If you live in an area that has flooded in the past...it will flood again. Take steps on your own to remedy the problem and let the emergency personnel attend to real problems other than poor planning on behalf of a homeowner.
paul March 14, 2012 at 11:46 AM
Put in a sump pump if your basement flooded last time and buy a generator. When minutes matter the fire department is only hours away. Have candles on hand and a gun for any looters.
Rick DiGiacomo March 14, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Paul, if you have a flooded basement you can call a disaster restoration service such as J Brian Day. They'll respond quickly and pump out your basement. Perhaps Get a sump pump with a backup battery system or a generator. Fire departments aren't really the right people to call for water in your basement and if they do respond it will be on a low priority basis.
deb of see-attleboro March 14, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Ahhhh.....A survivalist in Seekonk! Who woulda thunk it? An Interesting article appeared in yesterdays WSJ. "Putting out Fires For a Fee" describes the plight of other regions. Did you know that "About 85% of all fire-department crews, serving one-third of the US population, are staffed mostly by volunteers."? The article quotes a Deerfield Beach, Fla., city commisioner saying: "regionalization is really the answer." Apparently it made more sense to dissolve that cities local fire department and merge with others to form a Broward County unit.

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