Flood Safety Tips for Virginia Beach
Hurricane Season runs from June 1st to November 30th. Although we are nearing the end of hurricane season, it is still beneficial for everyone to be prepared and aware of impacts that come along with natural disasters.
It is very important that homeowners are aware of the possibilities of damaging winds and overflowing rainwater and have an action plan in place so they can act quickly if and when necessary. Here are four helpful tips:
1- The safety of the homeowner and their family should be first priority. They should know how to leave their home safely, so having an evacuation plan is essential.
2- Make an Evacuation Kit. Each kit will vary Depending on the specific storm you are facing, however the basics of each kit should include items like flashlights, canned food, water, radio, batteries and any necessary medication.
3- If evacuation is necessary stay away from flooded streets.
4- Have a clean up plan. After the water resides and you feel it is safe to re-enter your home, It is imperative that you call a professional to verify that the contamination caused by the flooding is completely out of your home.
SERVPRO of Virginia Beach offers 24- hour emergency response services. We are fully trained and understand how to manage the drying process and use the proper equipment and moisture measuring devices. This prevents secondary water damage and insures that your home is quickly and thoroughly dried.
call SERVPRO of Virginia Beach during your time of need and let us make it "Like it never even happened." 757-431-1400