Water is a way of life in Florida. We swim, surf, fish, and sweat it all year long. But, not all water activity is sporting good fun. Some of it, is downright dangerous. Preparing for a flood in Florida is as much of a reality as the flip flop wearing weather we enjoy all year long.
Flood preparedness may seem like something you can address when the hurricane warnings blare, but the truth is flooding can happen anytime and just about anywhere. In fact, of all the natural disasters that occur every year throughout the United States, flooding is the most common. Not being prepared for a flood might cause damage to your home or business, but it can also cause damage to you and your loved ones by way of injury, or in the most devastating cases, death. Preparing for a flood means being prepared before the storm.
Before a flood warning hits in your area, be prepared by doing the following:
While a flood can cause many unforeseen dangers and challenges, being aware is still halfway there to the safety of your family, property, and life. For more information on preparing for a flood before it occurs, stop by Ready.gov where you can learn about flood preparedness and how to prepare for a flood in your specific area.
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