Although flooding is something that you can only address in the event of a hurricane, it can also happen at any time and anywhere. Flooding is actually the most common natural disaster that strikes the United States every year.
Floods can cause serious damage to your property or business. And, it can also cause injury to you or your family members. Preparedness for flooding means that you are prepared to face the storm.
Prepare for a flood warning in your area by following these steps:
- Prepare a Flood Plan for everyone in your family. Your pets’ safety, emergency supplies and important documents should all be included in your planning. This includes knowing your evacuation routes and shelter plans as well as how to respond in case of flash flooding.
- Act before the storm hits. Keep your important documents safe. A waterproof and fireproof container is ideal. Protect your property immediately and you become aware of flooding. If possible, move valuables to higher floors of your home. Clear out all debris and clutter from gutters and drains. Regular maintenance can help keep your property safe in the event of a flood. It will also alert you to any repairs that may be needed.
What Should You Do in an Emergency?
If you don’t have the time to plan, think about what you will do. How will you and your family get together? How will your family get to one another? If you are not home during the flood, who will take responsibility for retrieving your pets? Are you prepared to call an emergency contact? What is the school’s response to a flood?
Although flooding can present many unexpected dangers and difficulties, it is possible to protect your family, property and life by being alert.
This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is a roof damage insurance Lawyer. She focuses on personal injury, car accidents, and bicyclist injury. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your individual situation.
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