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The Dangers of Flood Damage in Florida

2/28/2024 (Permalink)

flood water This beautiful Fort Lauderdale home was impacted by rising flood waters after the area had flash floods. SERVPRO of East Coral Springs acted quickly.

Summer in Florida means constant rains, unpredictable thunderstorms, and the inevitable hurricanes. While every rainy season is a little bit different, one thing is for certain: Florida summers are very wet. The propensity for flooding varies depending upon your exact location in South Florida. Since Florida is a peninsula state, surrounding waters make it particularly vulnerable to flooding. However, flooding is a concern for people across the country and even all around the globe.

Recent research points to the fact that rising seas levels over the next 100 years will put close to 4 million homes in the United States at risk of flooding. This means that it is now more important than ever to take the risk of flooding seriously, especially for those residents living in South Florida. With more than a thousand miles of coastline and a subtropical climate, this region is extra susceptible to floods.

Looking back in history can help to offer some perspective on flooding and its inherent risk. Some of the most well-known over the last 100 years include:

  • Flash flood event in April 2023 affecting Fort Lauderdale with 25” of rain in 12 hours
  • Hurricane Ian in 2022 that flooded the east coast of Florida
  • Hurricane Irma in 2017
  • Tropical Storm Debby in 2012
  • Tropical Storm Fay in 2008

Remembering how real the threat of flooding can be is helpful to take the aftermath of rainstorms and hurricanes seriously. All Floridians, but particularly those who live near the coastline, need to understand dangers of flooding. Listening to NOAA Weather Radio is a great first step. Pay careful attention to their recommendations both before and after any storm. People who live in Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Fort Meyers, Naples, and Sarasota should take extra precaution following adverse weather.

No one wants to deal with flood damage to your home or business, but major storms make it unavoidable at times. At SERVPRO of East Coral Springs, we have years of experience in dealing with flood damage, water damage, and storm damage. Our flood damage team goes the extra mile to ensure that our customers are safe and happy with our work. Together, we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Keep our phone number with your storm supplies to ensure a quick and professional response to flood damage, should it become necessary. (954) 406-7771

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