According to the American Red Cross- Compared to any other weather-related disaster, floods cause more damage in the U.S. every year. Below are some tips on flood safety:
-Six inches of moving water can knock you right off your feet.
-Almost 20% of flood insurance claims come from low risk areas.
-If you are driving and come across a flooded road, turn around and find another route.
-$27,000 worth of flood damage in your home can come from just one inch of water.
-A car can be carried away by less than two feet of water.
-Make sure children stay out of water as it could be contaminated.
-According to Fema.gov, all 50 states have experienced floods within the last five years.
-Do not use a vacuum cleaner to remove water as you can cause damage to the device, or even electric shock.
When fire or water takes control of your life, SERVPRO of Morris/Ottawa will help you take it back.