• Post last modified:October 5, 2020
  • Post category:Insurance

With the weather as of late, it probably has you thinking about the possibility of flooding. Why? Well, with the snow melting from warm weather, and the on and off rain that seems to be falling almost every week now, flooding is definitely a real possibility.  Furthermore, even if snow or rain may not be falling from the sky, flooding can still occur if the temperature starts to climb, because all of that snow that’s still up north has to go somewhere, andthat place is often in areas like Stafford Springs with its many ponds, rivers, and streams.    If your home suffers from easy or regular flooding, make sure you are covered with a CT homeowners insurance policy that includes food coverage.

Here are a couple things to look out for in case flooding in occurring in your area:

-Is your home ready for a flood if it were to happen right this minute? Chances are probably not,but here’s how you can change that: You can minimize damage from basement flooding by elevating utilities, and materials that could be damaged by limited basement flooding.

-Listen to evacuation warnings, don’t ignore them:  These warnings are issued for a reason!  Follow the recommended evacuation routes because other ways may be out of service.

-Don’t go through flowing water- it seems like common sense but you’d be shocked to hear about how many people do this: Drowning is the number one cause of flood deaths.  Flash flood waters move at very fast speeds and can roll boulders and sweep away cars.  Stay away!

-Don’t drive through a flooded area:  More people drown in their cars than anywhere else.  Just 2 feet of moving water can take away a car.  Just don’t even let the thought cross your mind!

Flooding is bound to happen, especially during this time of year, as spring is quickly arriving with those warmer temperatures that are going to melt all that snow.  Rest assured thatParadiso Insurance has you and your family covered with the best CT homeowners insurance!