Tips For Storms and Flash Flooding
Tips for storms and flash flooding
Rain is in the forecast for the end of this week and most of next week. Here are some tips on being prepared for storms and flash flooding in our area:
- Always have an emergency preparedness kit packed and ready to go with items like flashlights, first aid kit, whistle, non-perishable food, bottled water, battery powered radio, extra batteries etc.
- Make sure to have an emergency plan in place and make sure everyone is aware of that plan.
- Be sure to stay informed of the current weather, traffic, power outages etc. Visit http://www.fredericksburgalert.com/ to sign up for free for emergency alerts and notifications.
- In your home or business check the following before the heavy rain comes: Roof, Gutters, Doors, Windows, Sump Pump and Outdoor Equipment.
Flash floods can occur in a county or city, where runoff from buildings, parking lots and streets can overwhelm municipal storm water sewers. Please be on alert and be prepared for the upcoming weather! If you or someone you know has flooding in their home or business please call SERVPRO® of Fredericksburg at 540-373-7000.