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What Is A Flood?

Posted on Dec 04th, 2014

A flood, also known as a natural event can have far reaching effects on people and our environment. To put it simply, a flood is a lot of water in the wrong place, at the wrong time!

Flooding can be minimal but also very dangerous. Not only could it affect you and your home, it can effect public and personal transportation, communication links, and most importantly our drainage systems. Extreme water damage can also represent a serious health hazard. Bacteria, mould and uncommon viruses can cause disease, trigger allergic reactions and can really damage materials after a prolonged period of time.

Severe floods not only ruin homes, or businesses or personal property; however the environment and wildlife are also at a very high risk. When damaged businesses cause the accidental release of toxic materials like paints, pesticides and gasoline to be exposed this can cause a very large and messy problem.

Whenever you are faced with a flood, whether big or small, it is recommended to call your local disaster relief company to get it assessed right away. What looks small can create something a lot larger if left unnoticed.

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