Melting snow coupled with rain raises potential for flooding, says Purdue

Purdue University Extension specialists want to warn Indiana homeowners about the potential for flooding once heavy snow starts to melt. In combination with rain, the snow and ice buildup can cause serious damage to homes and streets once the weather begins to warm up. “Runoff could especially be a problem because the ground is still frozen, possibly causing flooding in low-lying areas, basements, and small streams and creeks.” Taking steps to remain safe in the event of flooding and protect the home are essential to successfully dealing with the potential impacts. 

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