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NEW CASTE COUNTY, DE: EVERYONE LIVES WITH A FLOOD RISK

10/20/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage NEW CASTE COUNTY, DE:   EVERYONE LIVES WITH A FLOOD RISK Have water or flood damage? Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE (302) 392-6000

FACTS ABOUT FLOODS

Floods and flash floods have caused billions of dollars in property damage each year. They are among the most common and widespread of all natural hazards. Even more importantly, they're the number one weather-related killer. A flood can happen anywhere. Every state in the U.S. experienced some type of flooding or flash flood within the past five years.

Here are a few interesting flood facts that might take you by surprise 

  • No region is safe from flooding. All 50 states are subject to flash floods.
  • Flash floods can bring walls of water from 10 to 20 feet high.
  • A car can be taken away in as little as 2 feet of water.
  • To stay safe during a flood, go to the highest ground of floor possible. If your skin comes in contact with flood water, make sure to wash it with soap and disinfected water because the contents are unknown.
  • Flooding is caused by spring thawing (snow and frozen grounds melting in the spring), heavy rains, snow melt runoffs, flash floods, and mudflows.
  • Floods are the most widespread natural disaster aside from wildfires. 90% of all U.S. natural disasters declared by the President involve some sort of flooding.
  • In preparation for a flood, it is important to stock up on first aid items, non-perishable foods, 3 gallons of water per person for 3 days, battery operated radio for weather reports, extra batteries, personal hygiene necessities.
  • Based on Floodsmart, a 2,000 square foot home undergoing 12” of water damage could cost more than $50,000.
  • Since flood damage is almost never covered by homeowners insurance, flood insurance is important for people living in high-risk flood zones.
  • To stay safe during a flood, go to the highest ground of floor possible. If your skin comes in contact with flood water, make sure to wash it with soap and disinfected water because the contents are unknown.
  • Communities particularly at risk are those located in low-lying areas, near water, or downstream from a dam.

Recovering Your Home or Business After Flood Damage

Regardless of the intensity of the floods water in homes or water in business, the results of the flood damage caused can be immense. In case your home is flooded or the business premises by either flooding as a result of rainfall, storms, pipe breaks or supply line break you need a professional water damage restoration company that specializes in bringing your home back to its preloss condition.

If your property has experienced damage from a flood, call the experts at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE. We work with a variety of property insurers and can help you determine whether your damage is covered. 

Please refer to our Water Damage Tips—Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?  Call Us Today (302) 392-6000

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