Floods Come in All Shapes and Sizes
Flooding can come from all types of sources. Broken pipes, sprinkler systems, hurricanes and more. Floods are the most common, widespread disasters in the United States. Whether your home or business is near a coastline, along city streets, in the mountains, near a river or even out in the desert -there is always potential for flood damage. Just because you haven't experienced a flood in the past, does not mean you never will. 20% of flood insurance claims come from low-risk or no-risk areas. On average, floods cost $3.5 billion in annual losses in the United States.
According to the American Red Cross (ARC), floods cause more damage in the US every year than any other type of disaster.
-Stay away from flood waters. If the water is up above your ankles, "turn around, don't drown."
-If you approach a flooded road while driving, turn around and go the other way. If you get caught on a flooded road and water is rising quickly around you, get out of the car and go the higher ground as fast as you can.
-KEEP CHILDREN OUT OF THE WATER!