The Effects of Flooding in a Community
Flooding in a community will always cause damages to properties within the vicinity no matter the extent of flooding. Be it a public plumbing problem, a natural calamity, or urban flooding, the event will always be treated as a disaster especially by residents whose homes have been inundated.
How flood season affects orange county residents will generally be the same as how other neighboring communities get affected by flooding. And this is the reason why the United States Department of Homeland Security came up with warnings on its official website on how to go about responding to floods. 24hr.ocwaterdamagepros.us – Website
“When It Is Not Flooding: Make A Flood Plan. (1) Know your flood risk.(2) Make a flood emergency plan. (3) Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies. (4) Consider buying flood insurance. (5) Familiarize yourself with local emergency plans. Know where to go and how to get there should you need to get to higher ground, the highest level of a building, or to evacuate. (6) Stay tuned to your phone alerts, TV, or radio for weather updates, emergency instructions, or evacuation orders.” Check out the website here.
An example of how flood season affects orange county residents can be found in the website OC Register when it published a report on how a storm inundated the OC area.
“The region’s biggest rainstorm in seven years slammed Orange County on Sunday, flooding roads, triggering mudslides, submerging vehicles and causing dozens of traffic accidents. The series of torrential downpours prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning… In Garden Grove, several cars were submerged in water. At least one car in the parking lot of Garden Grove’s Next Level Sports Complex was completely submerged, police said. The eastbound 91 off-ramp to Tustin Avenue was reported closed due to flooding.” The rest of the article can be found here.
Apart from preparing oneself and the whole household for flood emergencies, it is also important to be aware of the next steps to take following a flooding in a community. For instance, if flood has inundated a home, it is important that a flood damage restoration service be immediately sought to minimize the damages floodwater may bring to homes. This is because untreated water damage can possibly wreak havoc to any home or commercial structure that it inundates.