During the spring, runoff from melting snow may raise water levels in streams and lakes. This natural annual function the ecosystem does not necessarily result in flooding. However, when it does flood the impact of water on land, buildings and roadways can be destructive. The City of Vernon actively monitors flooding indicators.
Flood protection for homes and private property is an owner’s responsibility, and includes having the necessary equipment ready to protect their homes and sandbagging if necessary. Sand and sandbags are available outside the east entrance to the operations yard located on Pleasant Valley Road.
To learn more about preparing for flooding visit the following sites:
Before freshet season, residents can take steps to reduce potential of flooding including clearing snow and pooling water away from foundations and making sure soil, walkways and patios slope away from the home.
Homeowners may also be able to moderate risk by purchasing overland flood insurance. Contact your local insurance representative or broker to determine eligibility.