Floods are the most common natural disaster in Avon
Floods are one of the most common natural disasters in Avon. Living so close to the shoreline, there is a potential for suffering flood damage. However, it is usually quick, heavy rainfall that causes sump pump failures and flooded basements. Unlike any other natural disasters such as hurricanes that have typical peak season, flooding can occur anywhere and anytime. Floods cause billions of dollars a year in property damage. Approximately 90 percent of all presidentially declared natural disasters involve flooding.
These are some of the flood terms used to identify a flood hazard:
-A flood watch indicates that conditions are favorable for flooding to develop. Be prepared to move to higher ground.
-A flood warning means that flooding is occurring or will occur soon. If advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
-A flash flood warning means that flash flooding is occurring or imminent. Move to higher ground immediately.
If a flood does strike your home or business, give SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County a call. We are prepared to handle any size disaster. The sooner we get to work on your home or business means a better chance of restoring your property. It also reduces the chance of mold caused by standing water.
For more flood information visit the FEMA site at: www.FEMA.org
SERVPRO of Northern Lorain County proudly serves the Avon, Avon Lake, Amherst, Sheffield Lake, Vermilion, Bay Village, Westlake and North Ridgeville Communities.