The Village of Oak Lawn is urging residents to take precautions against possible flooding in advance of a possible thaw later in the week.
The National Weater Service is forecasting rain followed by rising temperatures this Thursday, Feb. 20. Due to extensive snow cover on the ground, a rapid thaw may create conditions for flooding.
Residents are advised to take the following steps:
- Check that your sump pump is plugged in and operational.
- If there is a storm drain in front of your residence, check that it is clear of snow or debris.
- Check the exterior of your home, look for large collections of ice or drifting snow which may fall from your roof or gutters and may injure your family or damage parked vehicles.
- Avoid driving through standing water.
If you have elderly or disabled neighbors, please assist them in accomplishing these tasks.
To learn more about winter flooding and safeguarding your home or business, visit "Floodsmart."
Stay safe everyone!