Late winter and early spring storms can be the cause for flooding in Medina, OH
One of the worst times for flooding is late winter/early spring. The saturated ground and melting snow can lead to dangerous conditions. Flooding can occur slowly and predictably due to known rainfall or snowmelt.
But flooding can also happen in the blink of an eye as a violent and unforeseen flash flood due to heavy spring rainfall, storms, dam or levee failure, or the sudden release of water from an ice-jammed river. Here are some tips to keep you safe in this season of high water.
- Stay informed if you live In a low-lying or flood-prone areas, a NOAA weather radio with an alarm might be a life-saver.
- Don't try to drive or walk through moving flood waters. Just two feet of fast moving water can sweep away most vehicles, even SUVs and trucks. And it only takes 6 inches of rushing water to knock down a person down and sweep him away.
- If you have only minutes to get out, don't waste time gathering up possessions. Do not wait for instructions to move to higher ground if authorities think flash flooding is possible. If you are told to evacuate, do it. Don't try to ride it out!
- Have a plan for your household. Build a disaster pack to keep at home, and don't wait for bad weather to start preparing your kit. Make sure you have plenty of cash, food, water, spare clothes, sanitation items, your cell phone charger and any other needed supplies
Call SERVPRO of Medina County if your home is affected by flooding from Storms 330-722-4343