Floods are dangerous, be careful!
Flooding is the process by which normally dry land becomes inundated with water from rivers, lakes, oceans and streams. Flooding occurs near rivers, coastal areas with overly saturated soil.
Flooding can create a range of issues including damage to personal property, buildings, bridges, and roads. One should expect service disruptions, managing injuries and potential death.
Due to the spontaneous nature of flooding, your best protection is preparation.
Here are some flood tips to consider:
- Avoid walking through floodwaters.
- Just six inches of water can knock you down, and two feet can sweep your vehicle away.
- If there is a change of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground. Flash floods are the number one cause of weather-related deaths.
- If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.
- Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.
Remember your safety and the safety of those around you depends on you knowing where to go and how to reach higher ground on foot.
SERVPRO of Citrus Heights and Roseville and Carmichael specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after flooding. Call us today! 916-966-2601