To prevent expensive water damage, it’s best to prepare your home before a flood occurs.
- Be Aware Of Weather Warnings:
Floods are a common and costly natural disaster. They can occur anytime following a hurricane, thawing snow, or even just several days of heavy rain. Watching your local weather report will help warn you of a flood if it is likely. A flood or a flash food watch means that a flood is likely to occur and that residents should be on the lookout. A flash flood warning means that flash flooding is already occurring or will occur soon. You should take immediate precautions in the event of a flood warning.
- Establish An Evacuation Route:
When a flood is taking place and you need to leave your home, it is recommended to have a plan for your family to meet up in a specific area in case you are separated for any reason. Create your plan with a flood map. Make sure to use the highest elevation to leave your neighborhood. Also avoid any bridges with fast moving water beneath them as the strength of the water flow could compromise the bridge.
- Prepare Your Home:
Bring in any outdoor furniture and move any important items to the highest possible floor of your home to protect them from flood damage. Seal walls in your basement with waterproofing compounds to avoid direct flooding. Disconnect electrical appliances and refrain from using them if you are wet. If instructed by an emergency warning, turn off your gas and electricity at the main switch or valve.
- Create A Disaster Kit:
This should include a portable radio, emergency cooking equipment, flashlights, fresh batteries, non-perishable food, drinking water, and any essential medicines along with a first aid kit.
- Install A Home Security System:
A home security monitoring system with flood protection will let you know when there is something wrong and a flood has started in your home. It will also automatically turn off the water supply to prevent further damage. With a home security flood monitoring system, you will be warned before the damage begins and will have immediate assistance for any flood damage you may have received.
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