Call the Cleanup Team that is Faster To Any Size Disaster
Floods are one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States. Recently in Monticello, WI, SERVPRO of Dane County West was called to a local café to mitigate extensive water damage from flood damage caused by the Sugar River overflow. The café was next door to the river and despite having a 5-foot berm protecting the structure, water unfortunately still got in. Up to 8 feet of water flooded their business and SERVPRO of Dane County West is diligently working “to make it like it never even happened”.
Fema.gov reports in the last 5 years, all 50 states have experienced floods or flash ?oods. Just because you haven’t experienced a ?ood in the past does not mean you won’t in the future. In fact, nearly 20% of all flood insurance claims come from moderate-to-low risk areas.
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 ?ood safety tips.
- Stay away from ?oodwaters. If you come up on a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around, and go another 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 s 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 or 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 your local SERVPRO of Dane County Professionals. Even minor ?oods have the potential to cause major damage to a structure when not treated quickly and properly, and the cleanup is often an overwhelming task. The SERVPRO System is prepared to handle any sized disaster. When ?re and water take control of your life, your local SERVPRO of Dane County Professionals will help you take it back.
*Facts and figures provided by www.fema.gov