If you browse national news feeds, you’ll probably find multiple areas that have been hit by flooding recently. Could it happen in Superior? In this country, flash floods are the most common severe weather disaster. In as little as two feet of water, floods are able to carry objects as large as a car.
To celebrate FEMA’s National Preparedness Month (NPM), we would like to share five flood disaster preparedness tips to help you and your home survive a flood.
- #1. Create a Plan – The first thing you should always do is create a family emergency plan. Once the plan is in place, rehearse and review it with your family. To make this process easier, Paul Davis has a form you can download at the link at the bottom of this post.
- #2. Build an Emergency Kit – Some items this should include are: a first aid kit, water (a gallon of water per person for at least 3 days), battery-powered radio, signal whistle, dust masks, moist towelettes, garbage bags, pliers, and local maps.
- #3. Keep Gutters Clean – Clear all debris from gutters and downspouts; to help water flow, it is vital that the drains are not clogged.
- #4. Look at Flood Maps – Know your area and obtain proper insurance. It is essential to know if you reside in a severe flood area. Click the link at the bottom of the page to see flood maps in Superior.
- #5. Understand Flood Vocabulary – Do you know what the difference is between a flood watch and a flood warning? A flood watch means that there is a possibility that a flood will happen in your area. A flood warning is saying that a flood is headed your way and that you need to take action.
If a flood does occur, Paul Davis Restoration of the Northland is here for you. Our services are designed to clean up all flood damage and restore your home to its previous condition. We are here for you whenever disaster strikes.
Get a Plan Template: http://bit.ly/1BsklQb
Local Flood Maps: https://msc.fema.gov/portal