Hurricanes and Flooding Cause Major Water Damage
SERVPRO is a Premier Storm and Flood Restoration Company
Hurricanes have caused 8 out of the ten most expensive natural disasters in U.S. history. It only takes one to flood your home and devastate you. The risk of flood damage is not limited to storm surges on the coast of Florida though Hurricane Matthew has been a factor in flood damage.
Flood damage in Marineland is a normal concern to homeowners both on the coast and inland. Living on the east coast of Florida comes with its perks as well as its potential risks of natural flood events. SERVPRO knows that no matter how your home has been flooded, it is distressing and never truly expected. You can be confident that our professionals will treat you and your home with respect during your difficult time.
Hurricane Flood Damage
Hurricanes can rain down a deluge that can create localized and regional flooding where you live. Even a few inches of water can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage, per household. Hurricane Matthew storm surges have resulted in many SERVPRO Storm Response Teams being called into action.
What You Can Do To Protect Your Home from a Hurricane
Besides ensuring your home with not only home insurance but flood insurance, you can take this important preventative step in case a hurricane comes and destroys your home. Most home insurance policies do not cover floods in their policies, so pay the annual fee and get flood insurance if you live in a known flood zone and to protect yourself even if you are not.
Make a plan. Regardless of whether you live alone, with a roommate, or have a family, it is imperative that you develop a plan for everyone in your household. Include things such as the division of responsibilities during a hurricane/flood, who is responsible for gathering certain materials, what to do with pets, evacuation, and so on.
Keep photos, videos, and important documents in a safe place, such as waterproof plastic tubs or bins. These will help you keep all essential items such as birth certificates, passports, and other documents with you and ready to go if you have to leave your home.
Finally, make a plan in case you need somewhere to go. Ask friends, family, or check your local safe areas in case damage or flooding does affect your home. If you are prepared, you have already fought half the battle.
Call SERVPRO of Flagler County at (386) 447-2202. 24/7 Emergency Services and our expert specialists are standing by to answer any questions you may have or to respond to your emergency.