Natural disasters can happen at any time, at anyplace and to anyone. Mother Nature does not discriminate. Violent storms; hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods can cause panic and leave you and your family completely devastated. You must prepare yourself. Floods, in particular, are very unpredictable as well as highly destructive. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. They can happen at any time and even in regions that aren’t that used to rain. To survive, you must know the steps in preparing for a flood disaster
Flooding is an overflowing of water onto land that is usually dry. It can occur in a small amount of water or it can cover a house up to the rooftop. While flooding can happen anywhere, it’s vital to be prepared if you reside in a low-lying region near a body of water including a river, stream, or along the coast as well as downstream from a dam or levee. Flooding can occur in various ways:
There are several ways to prepare for a flood:
If you decide to relocate to higher ground make sure you contact the police, your nearest State Emergency Service (SES) unit, or your neighbors with your moving plans. Be sure to:
After successfully surviving a flood disaster, it is time to salvage your property. Commercial buildings, residential homes and personal property can sustain heavy damages during flooding. While the situation may seem overwhelming, know that there are professionals ready to help you recover from disaster. Call a professional restoration company. Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration is highly trained for just such emergencies. They can do anything from drying out your home to checking for any structural damage to repairing your home to its original luster. Call them 24/7 at (603) 641-6555 and start recovering from flood damage today!
Written by E. Aceves