June is Flood Awareness Month and our County’s Department of Environmental Resources (DER) is working to raise awareness of flood risks and what County residents can do to protect their homes, families and personal belongings if flooding occurs.

June also marks the beginning of hurricane season and severe weather conditions can cause flooding, threaten lives, and damage property. County residents are encouraged to be flood smart and know what to do before, during and after a flood.

Residents must prepare to help prevent severe damages to their properties. In case their homes get flooded, they may have to seek water damage restoration services. It is crucial to schedule water damage restoration as soon as possible to prevent the damages from getting worse. Those who are dealing with roofing damages due to strong winds may need to hire roofing contractors. A new roof install may also be recommended by professionals if the damages are extensive. Contact a roofing contractor to do the garage roof replacement.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers flood awareness tips and information at www.ready.gov/floods. To learn more about flood insurance options and premium discounts available to Prince George’s County residents, visit www.floodsmart.gov.