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Act Fast After A Flash Flood

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding is a year-round threat to every state in the US. The most common cause of flooding is water due to rain and/or snow melt that accumulates faster than soils can absorb it, or rivers can carry it away. Flooding, specifically flash floods, are common to Mississippi. Flash floods generally develop within 6 hours from excessive rainfall and are the most frequently occurring natural disaster.

Flash Flood Warning vs Flash Flood Watch

  • Watch: conditions are ripe for a flood, but one has not been spotted
  • Warning: a flood is occurring or is imminent within the next hour

Some terrains that are more prone to flash flooding include:

  • Low lying areas
  • Areas near water
  • Areas near steep hills or gullies

How to Secure your Home:

  • Turn off utilities at main switches/valves and disconnect appliances.
  • Do not touch electrical lines or equipment if you are wet or standing in water.
  • Move essential items to an upper floor our elevated space.
  • Bring in outdoor furniture/belongings.

If your home has experienced water damage from flash flooding, SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale is here to help! Call us at 662-281-1881!

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