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Be Prepared For Water Damage

Jul 9, 2008
People do not usually ever anticipate their home being flooded, especially by Mother Nature, at least people who do not live in areas that are prone to flooding. If your home has ever been flooded once, that is likely all it will take to make sure that certain things in your home are protected in case it ever happens again. Hind sight is usually 20/20, but in a flooded home, foresight is what is most beneficial.

Just about any home will have certain things that the residents consider valuable or irreplaceable. Important documents, family heirlooms and photographs are normally at the top of the list. A simple way to protect these things can be to make sure they are store up high in plastic bags and water tight containers that will not leak. Unless your home is flooded to the rafters, they should be safe.

If a home is located in a place where it could be possible for the home to be flooded drastically or completely submerged, you might want to take even more precautions than these. Using your home computer to scan and then download family photographs onto a disk is a smart thing to do. You can scan and make copies of important documents and keep the copies on hand at home. Put the originals documents along with your family photograph disk in a safety deposit box at your bank or other safe place. Make sure that any valuable heirlooms or keep sakes are insured on your flood damage insurance policy.

Flood damage insurance is the most important precaution anyone can take when there is even the slightest risk that your home could be flooded because of a natural disaster. Thousands of people have been caught without any coverage during recent years because of flooding due to hurricanes and flooding from rivers in low lying areas. The Mid West states have most recently fallen victim to the mighty Mississippi river and others water soueces due to all the torrential rainfall this spring and early summer.

Another way to take precautions when you live in a flood prone area is to always take the news broadcast seriously, even if it does not happen, you can move many valuables up to your attic where they might be safe. This might seem like a drastic measure to take, but it is one that probably a lot of people wish they had taken when they were first warned that a flood was possible.
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