Monday, March 17, 2014

Flood Control: What Can You Do?


Syracuse reported receiving 15 inches more than average for snow accumulation this year.  Starting tomorrow we are going to be seeing warmer temperatures.  This means the snow that is still on the ground locally is going to thaw the ground is still frozen so there really is no where for the water to go.  It will run off into area lakes, rivers, streams and ponds.  This may cause some local flooding.  Even worse it may enter your basement.  

I came across the following video from The Rye Nature Center & The Westchester Community Foundation.  I thought it was very well done and applies to Central NY as well.

They specifically talk about rain water - but this applies to melting snow as well.

Take a few minutes and watch the attached video.  They offer several tips that can be done now or this spring and summer.



Remember, if you notice water on the inside of your home try to identify where the water is coming from and take necessary steps to mitigate any damage.  Mold grows very quickly so it is important to dry it quickly as well.  You may need a professional to help with this.  

You should have an endorsement on your homeowner or renters policy for added water damage, which covers sump pump failure and the backup of sewers and drains.  Every policy and company varies so contact us if you need to verify your coverage.

It also is not to late to take out a flood policy.  In many cases flood policies are VERY affordable - unless you are in a designated high hazard area.  We do offer more information as well as Free quotes for flood insurance on our website.

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or need more information.






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