Helpful information for Oklahomans from wheat fields to city streets.
With spring officially here, the start of storm season is right around the corner. You may not be able to prevent the springtime floods, but you can take steps to minimize flooding and water damage to your home. Check out these tips, and don’t forget to contact your OKFB agent to discuss your options for flood protection.
Water needs to have a designated route for it to flow away from your home. To make this possible, you need to ensure there is proper guttering and that the gutter is free of debris to allow water to flow. You should also adjust any landscaping that may force water toward your foundation. If flooding is significant and consistent over time, consider utilizing a French drain or pump system. These systems actively remove water away from your home and minimize flooding.
Foundations are key! Water getting under your house or in your foundation can create costly damages. Examine and patch any holes or cracks in slab foundations. If you’re not very handy, you can consult with a professional or seek guidance at your local home improvement store for the best solution to fit your situation.
Air conditioners, generators, fuel tanks and similar items often reside outdoors. Although they’re often made to withstand the elements, they’re not usually made for standing water and can flood out. Raise these items up on a platform and secure them because it offers extra safety and protection and can minimize flooding.
Stay aware of weather conditions and seek the most recent information on local TV, radio or Internet sites. Avoid flooded areas. If you have advance warning the area around your home may flood, remove your family to somewhere safe. If possible, be prepared with essentials. For instance: identification, medications and your insurance agent’s contact information.
Learn more about homeowners insurance and flood protection by contacting an OKFB agent near you.
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