Storm Warnings Versus Watches
When WXII’s Weather Meteorologist Lanie Pope says we are in a flash flood watch, do you know the difference between watch and warning? Typically, if we can be warned of a situation the watch will come first. This means that conditions could turn favorable for the condition to occur. Warnings are when the condition has been reported or is imminent, it is happening or going to happen.
Do you know if your area is prone to flooding? How close is your home or business to a source that could flood your location? Luckily, we have a resource to see where those areas are. This link to the Flood Risk Information System will show you all of NC and allows you to zoom in to your home or business here in Forsyth County.
Be safe, and always be aware. The National Weather Service issues alerts based on the information they have. But you should always be aware of your surroundings. Stay tuned to local TV and Radio when storms are around. If advised to take shelter or evacuate, do so IMMEDIATELY. Move to a safe area before access is cut off by flood water. Get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, washes, etc.
This water is what we call in our industry Cat 3 water. This is the dirtiest, most contaminated water there is. Because it has ran over the ground and unknown contaminants bacteria and fungi could be present. Professionally drying a structure and its contents quickly will be key to preventing further damage and preventing mold from developing in a storm damaged home or business.
If your home or business suffers water damage from a flash flood call us directly 24/7 at 336-946-1131. SERVPRO® of West Forsyth County Professionals will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging event has taken over. They will use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to ensure your property is taken care of right the first time.
We make it “Like it never even happened.” It’s best to call us directly at 336-946-1131