Flood Preparedness Tips for Homeowners

Flood Preparedness Tips for Homeowners

Flood Preparedness Tips for HomeownersAs spring is upon us, so is the wet and rainy season. As coming storms are likely to bring heavy rains and flooding, homeowners need to prepare their homes to secure their assets and belongings. In addition to acquiring the right CT Flood Insurance Policy, follow these steps for preparing your home for a flood.

Before a flood, create a plan with your business and your family. Devise a plan that details where to go, who to call, and what to do to ensure the safety of everyone. Furthermore, identify your flood risk. Some areas are more prone to water damage and flooding than others, so if your home is located in a high-risk area, this plan is critical. Keep an emergency preparedness kit handy at all times-complete with water, nonperishable food, flashlights, medication, and more. Lastly, identify when it’s appropriate to evacuate the home.

Listen for flood warnings on TV or on local radio stations. If there is an emergency warning, quickly bring in all outdoor furniture and bring in sentimental items to the second floor, if possible. Next, disconnect all electrical appliances. If necessary, you might be advised to turn off electric and gas services temporarily.

Secure windows and doors with sandbags to prevent the water from seeping inside. Remember, do not drive during a flood and avoid walking outside. According to Ready.gov, Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away. Next, go to higher ground. It’s important to avoid walking or driving during these flood warnings, as well.

At Byrnes Agency, we will work with you to personally assess your risk exposures and provide you with the most competitive price. We understand the importance of protecting your hard earned assets and family, which is representative of our 80+ years in business. To learn more about our offerings, contact our specialists 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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