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Know Your Flood Facts?

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

You know that SERVPRO is all about safety, which is why we’re here to share some flood facts you should know before the spring rains start to fall here in New England. Knowing how to keep safe and avoid water damage in your home or business is important to sort out ahead of time. 

Floods can be fearsome and are attributed to an estimated $6 billion in damages, along with an average 140 fatalities annually in the United States. 

That’s why you need to know the following four flood facts in order to keep yourself and your family safe.

  1. Do not drive through flood waters because an average 66% of deaths due to floods result from drivers trying to drive through deep water. Never worth the risk!
  2. Location isn’t necessarily as important as you think. In other words, you don’t need to live on or near a floodplain to be affected by a flood.
  3. Building projects can boost the odds of flooding because it can alter natural water runoff patterns.
  4. Walking through flood waters can be a fool’s game, given that it takes only six inches of fast-moving water to knock you over. 

Commit these facts to memory in order to stay safe in the event of a flood. 

For expert water mitigation, whether because of a flood or overflowed bathtub, contact SERVPRO Stoneham / Wakefield.

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