The San Diego County flood season is upon us again, thanks to January’s heavy rains. In fact, thanks to the drought we experienced throughout Southern California in 2017 the risk of flooding has increased significantly. We here at Clean Earth Restorations want to take a moment to talk about this upcoming flood season and how you should go about dealing with it.
Dry soil from the 10-month long drough creates perfect conditions for dangerous flash floods. Drought or no drought, heavy downpours often lead to dangerous flooding conditions in desert areas like San Diego. Furthermore, the recent uptick in fires the last couple years adds another layer of risk: dangerous landslides and debris flows can rush down fire scarred hillsides that no longer have enough vegetation to hold the soil in place.
Are you prepared to respond to evacuatation orders from your house, condo or apartment at a moment’s notice? Do you have an emergency kit on hand and an evacuation plan? It’s always a good idea to determine your home or property’s risk of flooding .
The San Diego CIty Government recommends you look up your address on this website from the California Office of Emergency Services to see if you are in a flood prone part of the county. As you can see many areas of San Diego are prone to different types of flood events like landslides and flash flooding.This can be a vital tool when talking to your insurance company about your property’s coverage.
Talk to your insurance if you believe you are at risk and make sure you have a plan for dealing with the problem if it does affect your home. Time can be one of the most important elements in preventing property damage so make sure you have a flood damage remediation company in the wings to help.
If you have any questions about the flood remediation process or are worried that your insurance may not work with us give us a call today!