Now that last week's snowfall in Watertown is melting, the city's fire chief says it would be a good idea for people to check their basements.
Fire Chief Dale Herman said in a release that the city's fire and public works departments are asking homeowners and building maintenance personnel to check their basements often.
Herman says that's because of "the onset of warm weather and potential rain" over the next day or two.
He says it's a good idea to place anything valuable out of harm's way, make sure sump pumps are working, and check that drains are free of debris.
Herman also advises people to call 911 if water is threatening heating or electrical equipment.
The fire chief also reminds people not to drive over flooded roads.
If you see flooded streets in the city, call the Department of Public Works at 315-785-7842.