What Do Columbia, SC, Residents Need to Know Evacuating in a Storm?
Flooding in your home can damage many items but we can help fix some. Contact SERVPRO for professional remediation and mitigation services.
This year across the United States, storms have been on the rise. It seems they have hit more often and harder. Coastal and non-coastal cities have been impacted as high winds drive torrential rains inward. This is the perfect setting for flash flooding and the need to evacuate.
What Should I Take with Me?
SERVPRO is here should you need Flood Damage Cleanup and Restoration. But before that is even considered getting your family to safety is priority. If your residence is in the path of a situation where evacuation is called for knowing ahead of time what to do can be a lifesaver. If you live in an area that is prone to flooding having to-go bags ready is a smart idea. Consider one for each member of the family. Include items such as:
- Change of clothes
- Water bottles
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Cell phone chargers
- Snacks/granola bars
- First aid kit
- Toy for kids
Another concern is essential paperwork getting ruined or forgotten when a flood occurs. Keep important documents in a file that is both water and fireproof. This makes it easier to grab if you have to leave. Consider making copies and storing the originals in a safe deposit box. Documents to take with you include:
- Driver’s license
- Birth certificates
- Proof of insurance
- Social security cards
- Medical records
- Prescription information
- Personal contact list
If your home has experienced flooding, SERVPRO’s professional technicians are experts at flood water mitigation. They are certified in dealing with contaminated water and the steps needed to mitigate flood damage.
Contact SERVPRO of Richland County at (803) 419-0470 for expert flood damage removal service. We’re Faster Too Any Size Disaster!