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Flooding Damage in Akron, Ohio

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

water road If you experience flooding damage to your home or business, call SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723.

Floods rank as one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States. Whether you live near a coastline, along city streets, in the mountains, near a river or even in the desert, there is potential for suffering flood damage.

Just because you haven’t experienced a flood in the past, doesn’t mean you won’t in the future. In fact, 20% of all insurance claims paid by the national flood insurance program we’re for policies in low risk areas. On average claims cost 3 billion in annual losses in the United States. A commercial flood damage claim average more than $75,000.

According to the American Red Cross, floods cause more damage in the United States every year than any other weather-related disaster. The American Red Cross offers the following flood safety tips:

Staying Safe Indoors

  • Turn off the power and water mains if instructed to do so by local authorities.
  • Boil tap water until water sources have been declared safe.
  • Avoid contact with floodwater. It may be contaminated with sewage or contain dangerous insects or animals.
  • Continue listening to local area radio, NOAA radio or TV stations for the latest information and updates.
  • Don’t use gas or electrical appliances that have been flooded.
  • Dispose of any food that encounters flood water.

Staying Safe Outdoors

  • Don't walk, swim or drive through floodwater. Just six inches of fast-flowing water can knock you over and two feet will float a car.
  • If caught on a flooded road with rapidly rising waters, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground.
  • Don't walk on beaches or riverbanks.
  • Don’t allow children to play in or near flood water.
  • Avoid contact with floodwater. It may be contaminated with sewage or contain dangerous insects or animals.
  • Stay out of areas subject to flooding. Underpasses, dips, low spots, canyons, washes, etc. can become filled with water.

If flood does strike your home or business, contact SERVPRO of West Akron. Even minor floods have the potential to cause major damage to a structure. Our crews are prepared to handle any size disaster. The sooner work begins the sooner order can be restored. When fire and water take control of your life, we can help take it back. Call us today at 330-867-5723.

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