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This Company Prepares Clients for a Flooding Emergency

This Company Prepares Clients for a Flooding Emergency

One company prepares client’s for a flooding emergency using both flood protection services and custom-made products to match their flood risk evaluation.

Flood Risk America Saves a Hotel!!

Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate

 

A large commercial real estate owner had a Hotel on the water, paying $105,000 for flood insurance. 

Flood Risk America provided a complimentaryVulnerability Assessment, demonstrating how flooding and storm surge would affect the hotel, as well as incorporating the investigation of historical flooding. Flood Risk America then confirmed, from the Vulnerability Assessment,how the hotel could avoid future flood losses. 

FRA installed flood panels on the ground floor lobby to protect the elevators and lobby from avoiding a flood loss. FRA then went back to the insurance carrier and provided a customized flood mitigation plan for the Hotel. The insurance carrier then reduced the flood premium by $76,000.  

 

o  Cost of current annual flood premium:                         $105,000

o  Current savings with flood mitigation plan:                  $76,000

o  New current flood premium:                                         $29,000

 

“We saved hotel $76,000 on their Flood Insurance Premium.”
— Flood Risk America

 

 

To obtain a complimentary flood vulnerability assessment or to learn more about our services call Stephen Gill:

561-578-4220 or email  sgill@floodriskamerica.com

It's Peak Hurricane Season, Are You Prepared?

Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season

With the formation of Hurricane Gordon and Hurricane Lane within the last week and rain falling hard on your Labor Day weekend, have you thought about the “what if” of hurricane season? With active numbers reaching in the peaks of September and October, it’s better to be safe and protected, than last minute shopping at your local hardware stores to ineffective methods of flood protection. Most people think about the bottles of water and canned goods that they need, but most do not talk about their flood safety plan or make sure that their existing flood protection methods have adequate seals and gaskets. 

At Flood Risk America, we want to make sure that you are protected. We offer flood vulnerability assessments to pre and post constructed buildings, create safety plans, and suggest the most effective flood protection needs for your residential home or commercial properties. We have a multitude of different flood protection products and services, and customize FRA flood panels to the size and thickness that best fits your individual requirements based on a flood risk assessment. By using our products and services, you not only become protected during a storm, but you have the chance to lower your flood insurance premiums and deductibles. 

We have a team of flood experts, architects, and engineers offering 24/7 assistance and customer service to best serve you.  Education is beyond important to us, so ask us about our flood mitigation-training program and online webinars. 

For more information, visit www.floodriskamerica.com 

Why Choose Flood Risk America

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One of the reasons why you would want to choose FRA’s Flood Panels over any other company would be our outstanding customer service. We have over 20 years of experience and are available 24/7 for questions and concerns. We have an outstanding team of trained flood professionals, architects, engineers, and educators.  At Flood Risk America, we believe that education is important for both safety and effectiveness.  Our trained professionals will simulate a mock deployment for you and your team and make sure that you and your staff are prepared for an emergency flooding situation. 

Most companies will sell you a product, but how do you know each year that it will still work effectively? At Flood risk America every year we inspect the gaskets, panels, nuts, bolts, anchors, and parts, and maintain a 24/7-flood deployment service. We want to make sure our clients (You) are satisfied and prepared for Mother Nature’s surprises. 

Our panels are lightweight, FEMA compliant, military grade, and come with a lifetime warranty. We knew that if this material was efficient enough for the military, in the haul of an icebreaker and marine vessels, than we could test it out as a superior FRA Flood Panel (Ask us for our testing video to see for yourself). We supply you with deployment blueprints, product and deployment training, and we can help you through FEMA funding. Overall, we are your one stop shop for any flood related concerns and would love the opportunity to protect you from any flood related damage. 

FRA Flood Panel Specifications

The FRA Flood Panel uses sustainable flood seal technology to protect elevators, storefronts, windows, control room doors, unmovable equipment, etc., against rising floodwater. This device creates a sealed barrier around the openings 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 FRA Flood Panel is the ONLY FEMA compliant, ISO certified, and insurance industry certified panel on the market. The FRA flood panel has the ability to lower insurance premiums and deductibles, give clients better coverage limits, and help them to obtain federal grant assistance for flood loss.

The FRA Flood Panel is durable, lightweight, corrosion resistant, cost-effective, and designed to withstand more than 13,000 PSI.  It was developed with technology utilized in aerospace, marine, transportation, and energy markets and scientifically developed to withstand harsh saltwater environments. It is made in America, has been rigorously tested by our certified team of engineers, and comes with a guaranteed lifetime warranty. 

Some of the biggest differences between Flood Risk America’s flood panel and the competitors are the lightweight, corrosion-resistant surface, difference in price, moldable surface to secure an area, and the only flood panel certified by insurance companies.  The FRA Flood Panel is 4 times lighter than steel, which is what most flood panels are manufactured from, and it is 30- 40% less expensive.  The FRA Flood panel can be customized to fit any area or size, comes with a vulnerability assessment, and deployment blueprint.

 

 

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

Preparation for a Flooding Emergency: Step 2, Formulating an Emergency Plan

Preparation for a Flooding Emergency: Step 2, Formulating an Emergency Plan

Preparation for a flooding emergency: Step 2

Preparation For a Flooding Emergency: Step 1 UnderstandingYour Risk, Vulnerability Assessment

Preparation For a Flooding Emergency: Step 1 UnderstandingYour Risk, Vulnerability Assessment

Be prepared this hurricane season. Understand your risk with a vulnerability assessment.

Introduction to Emergency Flooding Preparation- 5 Part Series

Flood Risk America has spent these past few months traveling around the country speaking to many victims of the recent flooding disasters from Harvey, Irma, and Sandy. We first traveled to Texas and met with the Houston victims, we even went to Galveston, who suffered a loss from the 1900 Great Galveston Storm, which was one of the deadliest storms of its time. We traveled to parts of New Jersey and New York, from the tip of the Florida Keys, Miami, and up each side of the coast. We covered both west and east, spending time in Naples and Marco Island, all the way up to Jacksonville and the panhandle.

The stories and pictures that everyone has shared have been both amazing and life changing. It has brought us even more incentive to help as many of these people as we possibly can, not allowing this damage to happen again. Glass falling from the ceilings of buildings and crashing in destruction, water levels reaching so high, covering an entire bottom story, people holding their doors down so they don’t blow off, and countless amounts of visible water lines showing on the existing wall structures that are lucky to still be standing, these were just a few of the memories and stories that were shared.

Flood Risk America is a proactive flood protection company, specializing in both products and services. We believe that by traveling to all of these places, we were able to best understand our clients on a personal level, reliving with them their experience and memories. Not only do we want to help save more people from this deadly disaster of Mother Nature, but we have also created a 5 series discussion on emergency flood protection. Each week we will release a new article on our online blog relating to interventions before, during, and after a storm to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.

 

For more information, visit www.floodriskamerica.com

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. 

 

Company Launches New Flood Inspection and Maintenance Plan

Company Launches New Flood Inspection and Maintenance Plan

Flooding has been a concern for many people across the United States. Flood Risk America has decided to launch a new program to help clients become more aware of their flooding risks.