SPOUT! is a Facebook group for people to speak out about harmful flooding and sewer backups.
Flooding is expensive, stressful, and isolating! Many people are unclear where they should go to get help, who is trustworthy, and whether their local or regional government bears any responsibility. The goal of SPOUT! is to helps neighbors come together, form Flood Resilience Groups, and get some answers.
So far, leaders of 30 flood groups from across the country have joined from 16 US states. Although every flooding event is different (coastal, riverine, overland and sewer backups) many of the solutions are surprisingly similar. And all groups benefit from organizing, talking to each other, and contacting their local elected officials and government agencies.
SPOUT! offers flood groups the chance to share best practices, find moral support, and gain collective strength.