Summer storms can bring a lot of rain in a very short period of time. This creates drainage issues on your property. This invariably leads to the water ending up where you want it the least, in your basement or crawlspace. It is always best to be prepared for the storms. The time and money it takes to prevent flooding is much more affordable than what it would take to clean up afterwards.
Take the time now to check the drainage issues your property may have. Check to make sure your gutters and downspouts are clear. Make sure the runoff is being diverted away from the house and to an area that is better equipped for drainage. There is no time like now to make your home more water-friendly.