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Posted on: October 26, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Preparation Tips for Heavy Rainfalls This Weekend

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With heavy rains in the forecast for Saturday October 27th, Amherst Emergency Management Team is sharing a few tips to help community members prepare.

  • If your basement is prone to flooding, please be sure to take the necessary steps to prevent or limit potential damage to your property. 
  • Please be mindful that the catch basins and storm drains in front of and around your homes are free of leaves debris or other materials that could block the flow of water.  

  • You may also want to take a moment to sign up for our Emergency Alerts by visiting or by simply texting "Join Amherst" to 30890 from the cellphone you wish to receive the alerts to.  

If there are general questions, feel free to contact us at 

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