East Lansing gives tips to prepare for heavy rainfall this week

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — In lieu of rain in the forecast and Ingham County currently being on a flood watch, the City of East Lansing has provided tips for homeowners to prevent basement flooding.

The following tips were released:

  • Make sure gutters are clear of leaves, sticks and debris.
  • Make sure downspouts are connected properly.
  • Test sump pumps, back-up systems and backflow preventers (if applicable) to
    ensure they are working properly.
  • Make sure any private drains are working properly.
  • Remove valuable items from basements in case of flooding.
  • If a sewer backup occurs in a basement, homeowners should immediately
    discontinue household water use and contact the East Lansing Department of
    Public Works at (517) 337-9459 ext. 0.

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To access dditional flood prevention tips, you can look at this brochure from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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