This spring has brought heavy rain to the Deep Creek Lake area, some lasting for the entire day. While heavy rain isn’t something new to the area, it can impact a home, if you aren’t prepared. Water damage is often expensive, difficult and time consuming to fix, and sometimes, the cause of water entry can be tough to diagnose. With a little preparation, and foresight, you can minimize the chance that heavy rain, will negatively impact your home. Here are 12 steps, that any homeowner can take, to prevent damage from torrential downpours, and keep yourself prepared in the case of water entry into the home.