Home Inspections OKC: Why you should always be wary of floods
Behind fires, floods are the most common natural disaster in the world. Even if you don’t live in a flood plane, flash floods can occur from particularly rainy days and can fill your home in minutes. If you live near a lake or a dam you could also be at risk. Lakes can flood very quickly and dams can break causing severe flooding very quickly. Most people don’t think about their house flooding until it’s too late. Being prepared for a flood can be crucial to saving your home and maybe your life! Home Inspections OKC as a few tips about how you can prepare for a flash flood, especially as we enter the rainy season of Oklahoma.
Pack a survival kit: A good idea in general, especially as tornado season approaches, is to pack a survival kit for you and your family. This kit should contain not only supplies but several pieces of information as well including:
- First Aid Kit plus essential medicines
- Map with several safe locations you can go to. Like a friend’s house or a shelter.
- Instructions for where and how to turn off electricity, gas, and water if it is authorized to shut these off.
- Canned food and can opener
- At least 3 gallons of water per person
- Battery powered radio and flashlight plus batteries
Watch for signs: If it’s been raining hard for several hours, or even days, keep an eye on water levels around your home. Also pay attention to weather services. There are 2 kinds of flood warnings: A Flood Watch is the first kind and only means that a flash flood is possible in your area. A Flood Warning means a flash flood is occurring or will occur very soon.
As the rain comes to Oklahoma, make sure your home is water tight with Inside Out Home inspections, Home Inspections OKC, today!