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Flood Safety - Be Ready

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded road with a car driving with headlights on. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day.

Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters.  Flooding often occurs following a hurricane, thawing snow, or several days of sustained rain.  Flash floods occur suddenly, due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area. 

Know the Difference between a flood watch and a flood warning.

A flood/flash flood WATCH means a flood or flash flood is possible.

A flood/flash flood WARNING means flooding or flash flooding is already occurring or will occur soon.

Here are a few tips from Ready.gov to know about how to stay safe during a flood:

  • Find safe shelter right away.
  • Do not walk, swim, or drive through floodwaters.
  • Remember, just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • Stay off bridges over fast-moving water.
  • Depending on the type of flooding:
    • Evacuate if told to do so.
    • Move to higher ground or a higher floor.
    • Stay where you are.

If you are dealing with flood, storm, or water damage from thunderstorms, the experienced team at SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle is ready to respond quickly.  Our highly trained crews have the specialized equipment and resources to handle the job, large or small.  You can reach us at 630-384-1040.

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