When the flood waters rise, so do we!
Flooding is possible. Listen to weather radio, commercial radio, or TV for information.
Flash Flood Watch
Flash flooding is possible. Be prepared to move to higher ground; listen to weather radio, commercial radio, or TV for information.
Flooding is occurring or will occur soon; if advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
Flash Flood Warning
A flash flood is occurring; seek higher ground on foot immediately.
Floods Strike Everywhere!
Floods rank as one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States. Whether you live near a coastline, along city streets, in the mountains, near a river or even in the desert, there is a potential for suffering flood damage. In fact, nearly 25% of last year’s claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) were for policies in moderate to low-risk communities.1 According to the NFIP, houses in the United States have a 26% chance of being damaged by a flood during the course of a 30-year mortgage, while businesses face similar risks by flooding.1 On average, floods cost $6 billion in annual losses in the U.S. The following are a few more little-known flood facts:
- Floods kill an average of 140 people per year in the U.S., making flooding the most deadly natural disaster.
- More than half of all fatalities during floods are auto related, often the result of drivers misjudging the depth of water on a road and being swept away in a swiftly moving current.
- The principle causes of floods in the eastern United States are hurricanes and storms.
- The principle causes of floods in the western United States are snow melt and rainstorms.
If a flood does strike your home or business, give SERVPRO of Universal City / St. Hedwig a call. Even minor floods have the potential to cause major damage to a structure when not treated quickly and properly, and the cleanup is often an overwhelming task. SERVPRO of Universal City / St. Hedwig is prepared to handle any size disaster and help make it “Like it never even happened.”