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Prevent damages from natural rising water

8/9/2023 (Permalink)

Considering that we live in the rainshadow, and how full the rivers can get, are you ready for a possible flood? Do you have flood insurance coverage?

This year has really put into perspective how much rain, and water can affect people and their homes. The king tide that we had was devestaing to may homes around the olympic peninsula. Flooding can happen in a multitude of ways, high amounts of rain, overflow from the river, even a the city pipe lines can flood leading to nasty sewage coming up your drains. Here are some guidelines to help prevent these and other water related disasters from affecting your family.

Here in Clallam and Jefferson Co. we are at risk of flooding every year. Every home has a different level of risk associated with flood damage. Learn more about your home’s risk level. Find out what type of flood zone you live in, and the potential flood elevation in the area. FEMA offeres a great map service at https://msc.fema.gov/portal/

Another important part of preparedness is insuring against the loss. Its hard enough being uprooted as temporary as it may be, but to be placed with a financial burden at the same time is even harder. Consult your insurance agent and find out if flood insurance is part of your insurance plan as most times its an additional insurance writ.

Reduce your risk as best you can. Decide how you plan to react to the threat of a water emergency. 

Lastly, make sure you know your home well. Find out if you have any low spots that may collect water first. Check your basement after every rainstorm to ensure no new leaks have occurred. Check your drywall for any wet spots along the ceiling, walls, or floors to make sure no water got in.

We can’t prevent every natural disaster, and we can’t prevent every water emergency, but using these and other helpful tips can help you be ready for any possible loss in the event.

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