Saturday, December 28, 2013

Precautions before a Flood

Before A Flood take Precautions

 Did You Know?
  • Floods kill more people in the United States than any other natural disasters.
  • Most natural disasters involve flooding.
  • 25 percent of flooding occurs in areas with low to moderate flood risks.
  • Property damage from flooding now totals more than $1 billion dollars each year in the United States.
Precautions We Can Take
Before a Flood:
  • Be aware of weather conditions that could prompt flooding. 
  • Listen to radio or TV broadcasts for emergency information and evacuate  immediately if told to do so
  • Collect emergency building supplies; plywood, plastic sheeting, lumber, hammer, nails, saw, pry bar, shovels, and sandbags.
  • Purchase a good weather alert radio
  • Organize an evacuation plan and establish emergency meeting place should your family get separated.
  • Secure shelves and water heaters to nearby walls.
  • Raise electrical system components.
  • Consider installing check valves in your plumbing to prevent floodwater backup.
  • Park, lock, and leave vehicles at a higher elevation.
Brad Turner is owner of Complete Carpet Care & Restoration Kansas City 913-351-3550

Complete Carpet Care is the Winner of the CMUS Award for Excellent Customer Service

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