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What You Need to Know About Flash Flooding in your Clemmons Home

7/30/2022 (Permalink)

The south is known for a few things, and as we've seen recently, severe weather is one of those things. One of the most dangerous events we can see in the south is flash flooding. According to weather.gov, flash floods are the #1 weather-related killer in the United States. Flash flooding happens when the rain's intensity is too much for the soil to handle. It can occur within minutes or hours after a rain event. Most flash flooding is caused by slow-moving thunderstorms which are repeated areas of rain, typically associated with thunderstorms that move over the same region in a relatively short period. Some of the types of warnings related to flash flooding are as follows:

  • Flood Advisory means being aware.
  • Flood Watch means be prepared as conditions are favorable for flooding
  • *If these are upgraded to a warning, you must take action immediately.

If your home or business is damaged due to flood waters, the clean-up can be a long, arduous process. Removing the water would be your first step and then try to salvage any personal possessions you can. You will need fans and dehumidifiers to try dry out the space and antimicrobials to help with any mold growth. You'll need to undertake these tasks while wearing proper safety gear to avoid contact with bacteria in the flood waters. If that seems overwhelming, then just call the experts at SERVPRO of West Forsyth County at (336) 224-2465. Our team of experts offers 24-hour emergency services and is here to help you make it "Like it never even happened."

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