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How To Properly Prepare for a Flood

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded road with trees and vegetation in background Dangers such as flash floods can cause lasting damage to your home in Fairview, NC

Keep Yourself Safe In Such An Event

Any type of severe weather can pose problems, but when facing a flood, there are a number of potential issues that can occur. Dangers such as rising flood water and flash floods can cause lasting damage to your home in Fairview, NC. Since these disasters can come quickly and without warning, it's important to make sure you're prepared to keep yourself safe in such an event.

Stay Alert
Knowing the emergency alert systems in place for your area can help you identify when a flood is coming. There are three major emergency alerts that can help you during a natural disaster:

Wireless Emergency Alerts: These will show up on your phone as a notification. Make sure WEAs are enabled in your settings.
Emergency Alert System: The EAS is a national public warning system but can be used by local authorities.
NOAA Weather Radio: This is a national network of radio stations that can deliver weather information.

Create a Plan
Creating a shelter plan, exit plan and communication plan can all help you be more prepared for a flood.
Consider putting together an emergency kit, too. In the event of a flood, it's dangerous to walk, swim or drive through flood water, meaning you may be on your own for a few days while you wait for rescue. Gather items such as a three-day supply of food and water, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.

Protect Your Home
A flooded building or home can cause water damage. If you're aware of a flood threat, take precautions to keep your home and possessions safe. Move valuables to a higher level so they don't get swept away, put important documents in waterproof covers and clean out drains and gutters. In the event of significant damage, call a storm restoration company.
There is a lot of potential damage that a storm can do to your home and your family, so it's important to prepare beforehand to protect yourself from flood water and damage.

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