hurricane preparedness

Preparation for Flooding Emergency Step 1: Understanding Your Risk, Flood Risk Assessment

Flooding is devastating and is becoming a larger threat each year. With global warming, different weather patterns, and inaccuracy of flood maps, we must have a set plan in place to prepare for Mother Nature’s most common disaster.   There are 5 steps that will help you to prepare. The first step begins with determining your flooding risk.

Your community officials or local emergency management offices are a great resource to learn about the history of flooding for your region. Ask whether your property is in the floodplain and if it is above or below the flood stage water level. Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are what are used to determine your flood risk. If these have proved inaccurate in the past, or you feel the flood insurance is higher than expected for your given area, make sure to contact a highly trained company who specializes in flood prevention assessment and flood map modeling.

Flood risk assessments are available to show you historical flooding on your property and information about flooding in a 100-year storm. If you are building or own a commercial property, more in-depth assessments are available to show you modeling in a 1-5 hurricane and storm surge for each year, along with a detailed report assessing your flooding risks.  

 

For more information, contact Flood Risk America at 561-578-4220 or 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

A Grasshopper Versus an Ant

We are all familiar with Aesop’s fable of the ant and the grasshopper. The grasshopper spent the whole summer lying around in the shade, while the ant prepared for winter. The grasshopper had decided that there would be plenty of food left around for winter, as most winters he had found that food was not sparing. This particular winter happened to be worse than others, and the grasshopper was definitely not prepared, but the ant was.

This is how Flood Risk America feels about hurricane season. Although it is winter, and we have cold weather and shoveling snow, instead of water on our mind, it’s best to prepare early, especially in coastal or flood prone areas. 2017 was a hard year for a large portion of the United States; FEMA had been backed up for months with the amount of flood claims and damage. 2018 has been predicted to exceed what we felt was our worst year.

Many claims are still being handled, but many people are still in the mindset of the grasshopper. Let Flood Risk America help you understand your options when it comes to flood protection and mitigation assistance. We tend to lean on the favor of the ant, helping our clients prepare before a loss occurs. With our 24/7 flood deployment team, durable, corrosion-resistant flood panels, American-made products, flood consulting services, and team of experienced flood mitigation professionals, we will guide you in the right direction to not only protect your property from flooding, but we will save you money on your flood insurance premiums and deductibles. 

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