During a time when the rivers are flooding, it pays to have something that you can use to cover up your furniture, seal doors and windows, and generally make your house a little protected in case the waters do reach your home. Tarps are easy enough to find, you can find them at most hardware stores, or even an online vendors. All of these retailers carry some sort of a tarp that will be useful in covering your assets and keeping them relatively safe, than with using nothing at all.
You can use these tarps inside in covering up everything you value, your furniture, and you can use them to seal up your doors and windows by putting them around the frames of the doors and windows, and using some duct tape, or another strong, water proof adhesive, will keep the water out. If water does come in through these areas, it will be very little. A lot of people in the North & South Dakota, who are dealing with flooding rivers right now, are using tarps, in conjunction with other means, to keep the waters out of their houses, and businesses.
Almost every year, we all hear of some area along some river that has to deal with flood waters, and tarps are among the number one item needed to help keep peoples items safe. Most any tarp will do this job, if you have one. If you don’t have any at all, as I said before, you can get them at any retail store that is close to you, for a low cost, and they carry multiple sizes for whatever purpose you have in mind for it. Another way to use the tarps for protection, is to erect some kind of a levee system around your house, and top the levee with the tarps. This will keep most of the water from ever reaching your house, if not all of the water.
The tarps will help keep the water from eroding the levee away and causing breaks and failures in the levee. Using a levee system in conjunction with covering your doors and windows with tarps will almost certainly keep the water out of your house from the ground level. If you’re dealing with a flooding river and it is still raining, then you should cover your roof with tarps as well. This will help prevent the rain water from soaking through your roof in areas where rain water settles and builds up when it rains. The tarp will help keep the water away from your roof especially if it is fixed properly, this will the enable any water that has built up, to run down the slope of your roof and off your house. You see, using tarps is effective way to help keep your house and family valuables safe and out of harms way when nature shows herself in this awful way.