El Niño Weather Preparedness

El Niño Weather PreparednessThe recent storms caused by El Niño have led to inclement weather nationwide. This means wetter winters across Connecticut, with increased snow and rainfall. To prevent the common damages to your home, take these steps to prepare for flooding in your area. Further, equip your home with Connecticut Flood Insurance.

According to Insurance News Net, $2.8 billion was the total number of losses from the series of storms in February 2015, which was also an El Niño year. The increase in precipitation can lead to more power outages, flash floods, water damage, mold, and more. Here are some effective ways to safeguard your home.

Clean out the Gutters- Debris buildup from fallen leaves, mud, and twigs can prevent the flow of water. Naturally, heavy storms require more drainage. Clean out the gutters before the storms come to ensure water is properly carried away from your home.

Sandbags- Depending on the position of your front door, you might consider creating a sandbag barricade. This will deter any excess water from flooding your home as soon as you open the door. Further, sandbags can be used to block the flow of water from your sidewalk to your garage or walkway.

Ice Dam Prevention- Ice dams are ridges of ice that formulate on the edge of surfaces, especially roofs, which prevent the natural flow of water. These can cause water buildup which can eventually seep into your roof and can cause mold. Ensuring your gutters are cleaned out and your home is properly insulated can deter this issue.

Insurance Coverage- Your homeowners insurance should be evaluated to ensure the proper coverages are included in your policy. Consult with your insurance professional to see what kind and how much coverage you need to secure your home.

At Byrnes Agency, we want to assure you have a safe and disaster-free winter. We understand the implications of El Niño and its effects on your home, which is why we have provided the most comprehensive and accessible flood insurance coverage to the communities of Connecticut for over 80 years. For more information, contact us today at one of our three locations.

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Dayville Office

Phone: (860) 774-8549
394 Lake Rd
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Norwich Office

Phone: (860) 886-5498
6 Consumers Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Woodstock Office

Phone: (860) 928-7928
1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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