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What to know about a flash flood.

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

What is a flash flood?

Rapid flooding of low lying areas such as washes, rivers, dry lakes and depressions. It can be caused by heavy rains associated with thunderstorms, hurricanes, tropical storms, or melt from snow or ice. 

How dangerous is a flash flood?

Flash floods are the most dangerous form of flooding because the combine destructive power of floods with incredible speeds. 

Is a flash flood covered under homeowners insurance?

A flash flood is not covered under a basic homeowners policy. For coverage to apply you must have a flood policy as well. Sewage back up is also not covered under a generally homeowners policy, you must purchase a separate endorsement to cover water damage due to sewage overflow.

As a rule of thumb If water first touches the ground before it enters your home it is considered a flood. 

How can SERVPRO of Morris/Ottawa help after a flash flood? 

-We offer an immediate response when you are in your time of need. 

-Our trained professionals use advanced equipment and drying techniques. 

- Progress will be closely monitored daily to ensure your property is properly and completely dried.

If you have any questions or need assistance due to a flash flood give SERVPRO of Morris/Ottawa a call. (815)416-0075

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