Storm Warriors: Floods
Sometimes there is a calm before the storm and sometimes there is a flood after the storm. What's important is preparing for the flood during the calm. Luckily, preparing for a flood is similar to what you would do for a hurricane so if you have been following this Storm Warriors series, you will be well informed and prepared. If not, definitely check out our previous articles to get caught up.
There are some notable items to keep in mind that differ from the usual hurricane protocol. One notable point on the list is making sure you have flood insurance. Usually this does not come included in your hurricane insurance as floods and hurricanes are considered separate natural disasters. Check with your insurance company to see which plan is best for you.
It's also important to prepare some flood specific items to fortify your house with. These include plywood, plastic sheeting, shovels and sandbags. Use the plywood on windows and entrances, the plastic sheeting to keep things dry, and sandbags to surround your house with. Additionally, it's important to turn off the gas, electricity, and water if you are to evacuate your home before a flood.
Lastly, you can't bring you home with you during an evacuation but you can take measures to protect it during a flood. By raising or moving your home to a non-flood area, you reduce the risk of damages and can keep your home for longer. It's the most full proof way to avoid damages!
We hope these tips are helpful to you. At AJS, your family's safety is our family's utmost concern. If you feel like your home or business is in risk of flood, contact our knowledgeable team to see how lifting and moving can benefit you and your assets!