Regardless of where you live, a basement flood is not something any homeowner wants to wake up to. Unfortunately, a flooded basement can happen at any time and homeowners should be prepared to respond. The first thing to do in the event of a flood is to shut off power to the basement if it is safe to do so. Never enter standing water without shutting off your electricity first or you could be electrocuted. If your circuit breaker is located in your basement do not enter your basement!
After the power has been turned off you should try to identify and stop the source of the water.
Common Causes of Basement Floods