It's been frigid in the 815 for far too many days, and this week we will finally get the warmup we've all been waiting for.

It will definitely be nice to not have our faces freeze off when we step outdoors, but the headaches that come along with rapidly melting snow is definitely not something I want to deal with.

My basement has seen its share of snowmelt flooding in the past, and that is one thing I'm not willing to play with this year. We may not be able to completely take the possibility off the table, but we can all do a few things to help lessen the problem of snowmelt flooding.

Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Candice King shared this graphic over the weekend, and of course I immediately sent it to my husband as a nice little honey-do-list nod. 

 

If snowmelt flooding still gets in your home, there are some important things to remember if you are planning to handle the clean up on your own. According to staysafe.orgthe most important thing you need to do is DRY IT OUT! Removing the water and water damaged items is not enough. Make sure you bring in fans to help dry the area completely to avoid mold and structural damage. Invest in a good-size dehumidifier too. It will greatly help cut down the drying time, but don't forget to empty if often!

we all stay dry in the upcoming days!

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