The most effective way to protect your property against flooding is to prepare before it rains. Preparations can consist of very simple home maintenance but, depending on your circumstances, may involve the construction of permanent drainage systems, walls or other measures to divert water, mud or debris.
Please read the handouts below for information on how to get ready for rain.
The City of Ventura held an Erosion Control and Fire-Safe Landscaping Class on February 7, 2018 to help property owners make informed decisions about erosion and sediment control implementation, as well as fire-safe landscape planning post-Thomas Fire.
If you missed the class, download the handouts above or watch the video of the class to learn about best management practices and how to manage landscapes impacted by wildfire.