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Preparation for a Flooding Emergency Step 3: Flood Mitigation Measures

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The third step in preparation for a flooding emergency involves constructing flood barriers or shields around individual pieces of equipment or areas that contain essential equipment to prevent floodwaters from coming into contact with them. 

For dry flood proofing to be effective, the barrier must be high enough to protect essential equipment from floodwater, strong enough to resist flood forces, and sealed well enough to control leakage and infiltration. Dry flood proofing measures must also satisfy applicable codes and standards. 

There are many different types of dry flood proofing measures, one, which includes the use of a flood panel. There are many different types of flood panels on the market. Make sure you choose a panel that is lightweight, cost effective, and corrosion resistant, and meets the recommended codes and requirements. It is important that the panel is tested properly for assurance and durability, and is of adequate height and length, in accordance with your flood assessment. 

Besides flood panels, you can purchase flood barriers, floodgates, flood sacks, flood bags, and you can even flood proof your walls. As with the flood panels, make sure each product is both saltwater and freshwater friendly, adheres to adequate codes and standards, and is the correct width and height for your proposed area. 

 

For more information, visit www.floodriskamerica.com

Flood Risk America Traveled to Miami and Spoke With Architects About Flood Protection Solutions

Flood Risk America Traveled to Miami and Spoke With Architects About Flood Protection Solutions

Flood Risk America Speaks to Miami Architects

EZ FLOOD PANELS SAVE NATIONAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER $93,000 ON THEIR FLOOD INSURANCE PREMIUMS.

Flood Risk America leveraged their specialized team of engineers to perform a flood risk assessment on the client’s property and collaborated with their flood insurance carrier to save them $93,000 by installing the EZ Flood Panel on their building.

·      Cost of the annual flood insurance premium: $135,000

·      Premium Eliminated: $93,000

·      New Annual Flood Insurance Premium: $42,000

The EZ Flood Panel is the Only flood panel that is certified to provide flood insurance credits. If you are paying high flood insurance premiums and have high flood deductibles, take the opportunity to have Flood Risk America perform a flood risk assessment on your properties to help reduce your flood insurance rates, while protecting your property from having a flood loss.

 

To obtain a free, comprehensive flood risk assessment:

Call Steven Gill at 561-578-4220

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Company Launches New Product That Will Change Building Design & Flood Industry

Flood Risk America has designed a new flood mitigation product called the EZ Flood Panel. It uses patented, sustainable flood seal technology to protect elevators, windows, control room doors, and lobbies against rising floodwater. This device creates a sealed barrier around the desired subject, preventing water from entering. Each panel is designed specifically for a customized fabrication to meet individual installation requirements and custom shaping and contouring to meet job specific demands. It is both easy to install and remove, taking less than ten minutes. 

The EZ Flood Panel is durable, lightweight, corrosion resistant, cost-effective, and designed to withstand more than 13,000 PSI, unlike anything else in the industry.  It was developed with technology utilized in aerospace, marine, transportation, and can withstand harsh saltwater environments. 

The EZ Flood Panel will work on new construction site properties or existing structures. It has been rigorously tested, comes with a guaranteed lifetime warranty, environmentally friendly, and is made in the United States. Flood Risk America is proud to announce that it is the Only insurance certified flood protection panel in the market.

Product Benefits:

·      FEMA Compliant

·      ISO Certified 

·      Insurance Industry Certified

·      Lower Insurance Premiums

·      Lower Insurance Deductibles

·      Better Coverage Limits

·      Cost-Effective

·      Federal Grant Assistance

·      No business interruption

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How To Avoid Expensive Flood Losses To Your Buildings

Flood Risk America’s mitigation measures help protect your ground floor lobbies, elevators, essential utilities, valuable assets, and expensive equipment, while preventing interruptions in critical services. The benefits of flood mitigation can reduce vulnerabilities, lower flood deductibles and premiums, and allow businesses to obtain better coverage limits on flood insurance.

It is important to understand your properties vulnerability and create a flood safety plan. We can help you prepare for flooding and protect your property. If your building is at risk of flooding, our 24/7-flood deployment team is dispatched to your location immediately, providing protection and avoiding flood loss.

24/7 Flood Monitoring – When flooding occurs in elevator pits or mechanical rooms, the Flood Sensory Systems sound alarms and will notify you and our monitoring center in real-time via email or text, sending the elevator up to the next highest level.   

 Benefits:

·      Lower flood insurance premiums and deductibles

·      Free flood risk assessment identifying your properties vulnerability to flooding

·      Remain operational during and after the flooding

·      Avoid a flood loss

·      Biodegradable materials

·      Environmentally friendly 

Flood Risk America Launches New Flood Mitigation Training Program

Flood Risk America (FRA)  is a  proactive Flood Risk Management company specializing in thorough evaluation and reporting of flood risks throughout the United States and Canada. This training program emphasizes the conceptual elements of flooding, how to prevent, mitigate, prepare, and recover from an emergency flooding situation. Some of the goals of this new state accredited program is listed below.

 

Goals:

To educate participants on the following concepts:

·      FEMA standards/Definitions

·      Preparation for Flooding Emergency

·      Flood Assessment

·      Emergency Plan

·      Flood Mitigation Measures

·      Pre, During, Post Flood Interventions

·      Federal Grant Funding

 

Evaluation:

At the end of this training program, participants will be able to:

·      Define conceptual elements of flooding and FEMA standard codes

·      Understand the elements of a flood and vulnerability assessment       

·      Create an emergency plan

·      Comprehend the available dry and wet flood proofing mitigation measures

·      State the known interventions before, during, and after a flooding emergency

·      Comprehend the available funding for flood mitigation solutions

 

By creating this Flood Mitigation Training Program, we hope to encourage the safety and education of the potential of a flooding emergency and to better prepare individuals for natural disasters such as hurricanes and the flooding effects associated with them. 

 

Avoid Flood Exposure to Your Elevators and Essential Equipment

Consequences of flooding on elevators and valuable assets can devastate a facility’s ability to function and can also cause loss of business and interruption to both the clients and owners. In various instances, many facilities could not function for long durations because essential equipment was placed in basements, sub-basements, or ground floor levels that flooded. In some cases, components of vital systems were elevated well above the floodwaters, while other elements such as transformers, transfer switches, fuel tanks, pumps, etc., were placed at lower levels, leaving them susceptible to flooding and the elevators and essential equipment in the control rooms and other places were then rendered inoperative.

Our vulnerability assessments provide information and recommendations to improve the functionality of critical facilities by preventing flood exposure to elevators and valuable assets. These assessments describe how essential equipment must be protected from flooding to allow a critical facility to perform its primary function during and after a flood event. Flood Risk America and Flood Risk Canada will help you identify vulnerabilities in essential facility systems and equipment using our comprehensive flood mitigation approach.

Benefits of Our Vulnerability Assessments:

·     Reduction to the vulnerability, damage, and disruption of operations during severe

      flood events

·     Remain operational during and after a major disaster

·     Education on code requirements and FEMA recommendations

·     Customized mitigation plan for protection of essential systems and equipment

·     Designed mitigation plan to account for loss of power

·     Provision of new construction flood code requirements

·     Flood assessment including the investigation of historical flooding on specific

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