What To Do During A Flash Flood
Flash floods happen... and they happen FAST. Here lately especially, we have been getting late afternoon thunder storms that bring a lot of rain. In situations like this you should be educated on how to protect yourself and your home.
First and foremost you need to be aware. Watch the forecast to know when and where it is coming.
Try to avoid driving to keep yourself safe. It can be very dangerous. Its hard to see and there is a lot of standing water you need to watch out for... "Turn around, Don't drowned" !!
Seal any cracks in your foundation of your home.
Be sure your gutters are cleaned out. This will prevent damage to your roof.
Take precautions before buying home. Know if you are in a flood hazard or not so you know in advance how you need to prepare.
To prevent damage to the outside of the house make sure you are bringing in anything that could blow around and break a window for instance.
The most important in my opinion is just that you are aware of any of this before it happens. Life happens and your home may flood. That's why SERVPRO of Winston Salem North is HERE TO HELP.