You really need to prepare for things that can happen. And believe me, at the most unexpected times, anything and everything can happen. This is why you need to prepare for things like floods if you live in a part of the united states of america (or anywhere) that there is a lot of rain. If you have one of those old oil or gas furnaces, you need to be sure that your basement does not get flooded, or else it could kill your old furnace! Getting a brand new and very up to date furnace today is near impossible, since most of the united states of america has all gone to central heating as well as air conditioning. So, likewise, be sure if you have a central heating and air conditioning unit sitting on the side of your home, have it covered and protected for when or if flooding in your neighborhood should happen. Those big old central heating and air conditioning systems can take quite the beating, but when it comes to a huge unexpected flood, they will fry and short out like there is no tomorrow! Then, you will have the major and huge expense of having to invest in a brand new, up to date and potentially very expensive central heating and cooling unit replacement. If you were lucky, you would just have to replace the heating and air conditioning system’s motor, but, that would also be kind of pricey and very expensive. So, to avoid these possible cash disasters that come with floods, just protect your heating and cooling equipment.