Be Prepared for Flash Flood Risks | SERVPRO® of East Mecklenburg/Matthews
What would you say if you had to guess what the most common natural disaster that hits the Mecklenburg County area is?
According to local government sources, the answer is flash flooding. That means you’re more likely to deal with flash flooding damage than from severe thunderstorms or tornadoes.
The spring and summer bring storms, thunderstorms, and heavy rains to our community. That means these seasons also can bring flash flooding. We can’t do a lot to prevent a flash flood from hitting our area. But there’s plenty we can do to prepare for a flash flood.
How to Get Your Home and Family Ready
One of the best things you can do for your home and family is to take the right steps to prepare for a natural disaster.
Understand your risk. Knowing what your home’s risk for flooding is will help you stay safer and help you prepare. Know your home’s unique flood risks and how you can better fortify your home.
Have an emergency kit ready. This tip is great for anyone preparing for a disaster. It’s a good idea to keep an emergency kit stocked with medicines, first aid items, bottled water and packaged foods that stay fresh ready. You’ll also want batteries, a flashlight, important documents, and extra cords and chargers for your electronics.
Know what to do when a flood hits. Don’t drive through standing or moving water. Tune in to local radio and TV stations and listen to local authorities for updates about shelters and evacuation routes.
If you need help dealing with damage caused by water, fire or any other issue, we’re here to help you restore your home. We have crews who are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about us and how we can help you restore your home to its original state.