According to the American Red Cross, floods cause more damage in the U.S. Every year than any other weather-related disaster. The American Red Cross offers the following flood safety tips:
*Stay away from floodwaters. If you come up on a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around, and go the other way. Six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off of your feet.
*If you approach a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.
*Keep children out of the water.They are curious and often lack judgment about running water or contaminated water.
If a flood does strike your home or business, contact the professionals at SERVPRO® of Alamo Ranch at 210-670-9591. We are always here to help.
Source: Restoration Newsline Volume 31, Issue 2