Facts About Floods
According to the National Weather Service (NOAA). "Approximately 75% of all Presidential disaster declarations are associated with flooding." On average, floods cost $3.5 billion in annual losses in the US, and commercial flood claims average more than $75,000 (NFIP).
There are many different kinds of floods that cause water damage to homes and businesses. These include:
- Flash Flooding
- River Flooding
- Storm Surge and Coastal Inundation from Tropical and Non-Tropical Systems
- Snow and Ice Melt
- Dry Wash (Caused by heavy rainfall in dry areas)
- Dam Breaks/Levee Failure
Unfortunately, even people who do not live in flood-prone areas may become victims at some point. In fact, 20% of all claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) were for policies in low-risk communities.
In Dallas, we have dry climate, clay heavy soil (slow to absorb water), and a tendency for severe storms (high amount of rainfall in a small-time frame) all of which can lead to flooding and subsequent water damage.
If catastrophic water damage happens to you, SERVPRO of Park Cities professionals can help! We can help you prepare ahead of time with an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP), or respond to any size disaster to begin cleanup and restoration to get your home or business back to normal as soon as possible.
SERVPRO of Park Cities professionals are ready to help make it "Like it never even happened."