Are You Prepared for Flooding in Charlottesville?
Our team in Charlottesville wants everyone to be prepared for a flooding situation. Here are some tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on ways to protect yourself before a flood:
- Know your flood risk. Learn whether you live, work, or travel through areas
that are prone to flooding.
To help communities understand their risk of flooding,
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) creates flood maps showing high, moderate, low and undetermined risk areas. To check your flood risk, enter your address into the map.
- Know how to stay informed. Being informed of timely information about weather conditions or other emergency events can be significant in staying safe. Make sure to monitor the weather reports provided by your local news media, pay attention to emergency alerts in your area, think about how you will stay informed during a power outage, and use the USGS’s WaterAlert system to receive texts or email messages when a stream in your area is rising to flood level.
- Know your evacuation routes. The safest way to survive a flood is to evacuate the area if advised to leave. To leave quickly and efficiently, you need to plan ahead. Keep your car fueled and in good condition if you use it for emergencies. Identify a place away from home to go if you have to leave.
Call Us Today!
When your home or business in Charlottesville has storm damage, our local team in Charlottesville can help. Call us today at 434-977-5850.
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