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We are coming out of the winter season and with that will come the rains of spring. These rains can affect certain areas in a matter of hours and create serious flooding.
It has been a wet winter and that only exacerbates the concern over flooding. Let’s get you in gear and ready to deal with the possibility of springtime flooding.
The most important part about preparing for springtime floods is to make sure you have help on your side. Be sure your insurance policy has you covered. Coverage can change and so can pricing. In our fast-paced world its easy to just sign on the dotted line and get back to life.
Review your policies and be sure you are taking the right steps.
How the water drains around your home is one of the most important aspects of flood preparedness. Many homeowners think that when drains are working it means they will work forever. Years can go by and new drainage routes can be carved into your property by erosion.
We have to stay up on what drainage looks like in and around our home. Sometimes drainage areas just need to be cleared or drains cleaned.
On the Fly Adjustments
As you watch the floodwaters rise you can also make some on the fly adjustments. These adjustments will allow you to divert that flow of water. You can use sandbags or more modern tools for diverting water. Just be sure you don’t flood out your neighbor! That could be a bad move.
Floods and flash floods can happen in the spring. That’s a big deal! Water damage is really tough to walk back.