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Rainfall Can Lead To Flooding In Your Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale Home or Business

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

This is a basement in an Oxford, MS business that had 9 inches of water in their basement due to the large amounts of rainfall.

Floods rank as one of the most common natural disasters in the United States. With all the rainfall we have experienced so far in 2018 some areas in Mississippi have seen elevated water levels that have caused some concerns. With large amounts of rainfall, areas that typically do  not have concerns with flooding have seen signs.  You’d be shocked to know that nearly 25% of last year’s claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program were for policies in moderate to low-risk communities. According to 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. On average, floods cost $6 billion in annual losses in the United States:  Here are some more “Flood Facts” you may not know:

  • Floods kill an average of 140 people per year in the U.S., making flooding the most deadly natural disaster.
  • More than half of the 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 foods in the eastern United States are hurricanes and storms.
  • The principle causes of floods in the western United States are snowmelt and rainstorms.
  • Underpasses can be some of the most dangerous places during a flash flood - especially at night, when it's difficult to see.

If your home or business experiences flood damage and isn’t properly addressed you can begin to see secondary issues.  One of these issues is microbial growth.  SERVPRO of Oxford/ Batesville/ Clarkdale uses IICRC standards when drying structures, which means we take the proper steps to alleviate the potential of microbial growth.  Even minor floods can cause major damage if not addressed right away.  At SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale we know this can be overwhelming so we are here and ready to help. 

Call SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarkdsale at 662-690-6502 if you experience flood damage.

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