We all start feeling a little brighter once spring finally arrives in Superior. The skies are blue, the birds are chirping, and you don’t have to scrape your windshield to go to the grocery store. What’s not to love?
But this doesn’t mean that spring is risk-free. Spring thaws are a major cause of flooding around the country. At Paul Davis Restoration of the Northland, we want to help you prepare for and recover from these types of incidents. But before we get into that, let’s discuss spring thaws in general.
What Are Spring Thaws?
When winter finally yields to spring, frozen ground cannot immediately absorb the melting snow that has accumulated over the past few months. Since the water cannot follow its normal course, it runs off into lakes, streams, and rivers. Rising water levels in these bodies of water and the addition of spring storms cause flooding.
Preparing For Spring Thaws & Floods
There are a couple of things that you can do to prepare for a flood in Superior. Begin with a detailed emergency evacuation plan. This includes having an emergency kit on hand and knowing where valuables and important documents are stored. If you reside in an area with a higher flood risk, you’ll also need flood insurance to pay for any damage. For more information, visit ready.gov/floods.
Recovering From Flood Damage
If spring thaw flooding hits your home or business, grab your emergency kit and get to higher ground as quickly as possible. Once the flood is over and you are confronted with repairs, call Paul Davis Restoration of the Northland. You will find prompt flood restoration service for our friends and neighbors in the Superior area.