FLOODS CAN TAKE PLACE ANYWHERE-USE CAUTION!
Throughout the US, floods remain one of the most widespread and common natural disasters that affect us. No matter where you’re located, in the mountains, along the coast, in the city, close to a river or out in the desert, you can still be impacted by a flood. Here are some important safety tips to keep in mind:
- Even 6 inches of quickly moving water can sweep you off your feet so steer clear of floodwaters. If you find yourself in an area where water reaches above your ankles, find another path, walk another way.
- When driving, the same rules apply: If you approach a flooded road, turn around and go another way. Most vehicles can be carried away by less than 2 feet of moving water. If caught by rising waters and the situation warrants it, get out of your car quickly and move to higher ground.
- Protect children from the dangers and disease carried by contaminated floodwaters. What might look like a fun activity to them could prove deadly.
SERVPRO of NE Long Beach / Lakewood has the experience and knowledge to assist you when a flood strikes your home or business. No matter the size, floods have the potential to cause extensive damage to property when not treated quickly and properly and the cleanup can be an overwhelming task. We’re here 24/7 to help. Contact us at 562-420-0030.