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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Flooding, Oh No!

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

Storm damage is no fun-

Severe weather can cause damage to your home, property or business.  Stay safe during the storm.  After make sure to call the restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island.

Here's what FEMA says about floods:

Flooding happens during heavy rains, when rivers overflow, when ocean waves come onshore, when snow melts too fast, or when dams or levees break. This is the most common natural-weather event. Flooding may be only a few inches of water or it may cover a house to the rooftop. Floods that happen very quickly are called flash floods.


  • Build an emergency kit with things such as: food, water, light source, and a way to communicate.
  • Make a family communications plan.
  • Warn others if you hear a flood warning on the TV or radio.


  • Head the commands of authorities and safety officials.
  • If there is any possibility of a flash flood, get to higher ground. 
  • Help your family move important items to the highest floor. 
  • Do not walk through moving water. Even 6” of water can make you fall.


  • Stay away from flood water. It could be contaminated, meaning it can contain dangerous substances such as waste.
  • Stay away from moving water. It can knock you off your feet.
  • Stay out of the way of emergency workers so they can do their job easily and clean up
  • Give SERVPRO a call to repair any damage from the disaster. 

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