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What Constitutes a Flash Flood in Erie?

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

Water is covering the road next to a sing saying, "Flash Flood Area" Driving during Flash Floods can be troublesome. If possible, avoid travel.

Whenever we see massive downpours in Erie, we might have Flash Flood Warnings to go along with it. What really is a Flash Flood? What does that mean for your safety? What does it mean for your home? SERVPRO of West Erie County is here with all the answers!

  • Definition

The National Weather Service defines a Flash Flood as, “Flooding that begins within 6 hours, and often within 3 hours, of the heavy rainfall (or other cause).” They can occur because of levee and dam break or even mudslides. Typically, they can cause streams and creeks to overflow in neighborhoods that pose a threat to your home. 

  • Safety

Flash Flooding can be a major safety hazard to you. The flooding can either cover major roadways or trap people in homes. Driving during Flash Floods can be troublesome. If possible, avoid travel. These floods in residential areas may trap you in your home. Either way, these can be very dangerous to you.

  • Home Damage

Since these Flash Floods come fast, it’s hard to prepare for one. This can cause some serious water damage to your home or business. Luckily, SERVPRO of West Erie County has highly trained water restoration technicians to help.

If your home suffers water damage from a Flash Flood, or any other source, get SERVPRO of West Erie County on your side! Call us today at (814) 806-1987 or visit our  Website to get your home to preloss condition fast.

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