Flooding in Escambia County: What to do if Water Damage Hits You.
Flooding, which is defined as the “temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry” by The Ready Campaign, can occur at nearly any time and is an especially prevalent concern for the Panhandle of Florida. Whether caused by a hurricane, severe thunderstorm, or man-made occurrence, flood waters can be both dangerous for you and your loved ones, as well as damaging to homes and businesses. Following are a few guidelines for staying safe during a flood event:
- Do not walk, swim, or drive into flood waters, as the water may be much deeper than expected.
- Do not drink, cook with, or bathe in flood waters, as harm bacteria and microorganisms may be present.
- Always follow the guidance of local authorities, including water advisory notices and evacuation orders.
When flood waters cause damage to your home or business, call SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County at 850-466-3089 for professional water extraction, mitigation, and drying. Our highly trained team is Faster to Any Size Disaster!