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What Should You Think About Before A Storm

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

Most people don’t think of a flood till it floods. So now that we have brought it up what should you think about? Glad you asked. When you bought the house did you check to how close it was to a flood plain? You can check out your address for flood potential and see the closest area of a potential flood at FEMA’s Website.  What are the flood risks in your area? Does the house have good drainage paths that lead away from the house? Consult with a landscaper to see if any problems you see are problems they can resolve.

Because you never know when a flood may occur it will be helpful to have some knowledge of the streets and routes from home or work that usually get flooded. This will help you when making a decision to cross a street that may be flooded. Best rule of thumb is, don’t drive into water where you can’t see the road. You don’t know the condition of the road you can’t see it may be on the verge of becoming a sink hole. If it becomes one while you are driving on it you have just put your self and passengers at risk. So, know how other ways around.

Do you have a flood kit or bug out bag ready to go in case you need to evacuate your home? Your emergency kit should include things like, a first aid kit with essential medicines, drinking water, a flashlight, batteries, non-perishable food, a portable radio, a can opener, blankets and warm clothing. It should also include your pets needs as well. Ask you agent about flood insurance is it affordable and is it advisable from your agent?

We hope you never experience a flood but if you do you can count on the experts of SERVPRO of West Forsyth County to help. Call us direct at 336-946-1131

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