Flash Flood Warnings - Beware!
California is prone to potentially devastating impacts of periodic floods. All 58 counties have experienced at least 1 significant flood event in the past 25 years, resulting in loss of life and billions of dollars in damages. Floods are naturally occurring phenomena in California. They can keep erosion and sedimentation in natural balance, replenish soils, recharge groundwater, and support a variety of coastal floodplain habitats for some of California’s most sensitive species.
But when floods occur where people live and work, the result can be a tragic loss of life and property, including economic impacts from damaged critical infrastructure and vital public facilities, valuable agricultural land taken out of production, and disruptions to California’s water supply system.
One of the leading risk factors for flooding in California is the fact that so many of our major cities have developed around major rivers. Climate change predicts even more variability in meteorological and hydrologic conditions with increasingly intense atmospheric rivers, punctuated by increasingly severe droughts.
All regions of California are susceptible to flooding at different times of the year and in different forms ranging from tsunamis in coastal areas to alluvial fan flooding at the base of hillsides, and from fast-moving flash floods to slow rise deep flooding in valleys. Flood risk varies across the state, generally increasing with storm frequency, as well as with development in floodplains.
We work with local and federal agencies to build and maintain a robust flood control system of levees and bypasses.
All Californians should know their flood risk and be prepared. Damage caused by flood can be devastating, including lives lost, property damaged and negative economic effect.
The question is how do you prepare for such a disaster event? There are several ways you can prepare for flood.
1- Check with your local council about their flood plan.
2- Ask authorities about relocation routes and centers.
3- If you are in a flood zone consider alternative floor instead of carpet.
4- Emergency kit
5- Have household plan
Also you can get great help on FEMA website or take. This is one of many classes they offer
We at SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach have trained technicians and all the equipment needed to remediate all sources of water damage 24/7, from leaky pipes to heavy floods. 562-506-4992