The potential for 3 to 4 inches of rain the next couple days means there is a potential for flash flooding. And, it also means your house could get flooded.
Jason Fletcher, owner of Servpro of Peoria and North Central Tazewell County, says there are some prevention measures you can take.
"Make sure you have battery backup, if you can, on sump pumps," Fletcher tells 1470 & 100.3 WMBD, "and also make sure gutters and downspouts are free of debris."
Fletcher says, "The downspouts need to be extended out as far from the house as possible, at least ten feet. That will make sure water is away from the foundation and not running back into the house."
And, if you have a sump pump, make sure it's working properly.
"Last year we didn't have the rainfall and sump pumps didn't have to work as hard as they're having to this year," says Fletcher. "A lot of people are experience problems cause their sump pumps are weak and are getting overworked as much as they were underworked last year."
And don't think because your house does not have a basement you're in the clear.
"Ground water could potentially be a problem."
Fletcher also says contact your insurance company to make sure you have the right flood insurance.