From June until the end of November each year, the US comes into danger via the destructive force of hurricanes. These tropical storms develop over the Atlantic and often move towards the eastern coast of the United States. The state of Florida is particular prone to the fury of hurricane season (40 percent of all hurricanes affect the Sunshine State), while Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and others are usually hit by hurricanes by some degree each and every year.
You Can Lessen the Impact of Hurricanes by Making Sure You’re Prepared
The destruction caused by a hurricane can be both disastrous and deadly, with a real chance of loss of property and life. Make sure you are prepared by having emergency supplies on hand, including medical supplies. Also make certain that any elderly relatives, neighbors and friends are taken care of, as well as your pets.
If the evacuation order is given it is vital that you do not ignore it. Move yourself, your family and anyone who needs help away from the area that is being evacuated, and as soon as possible.
Of course, if you are leaving your home or business premises behind, then you may return to find significant damage. High wind speeds are the main cause of damage via a hurricane, and flood water is number two on the list. High winds cease once the hurricane has traced its destructive path; flood water does not disappear so easily.
Protect Yourself Against Potential Flooding with Inflatable Cofferdams from Dam-It-Dams
Inflatable cofferdams are quick to deploy, meaning they provide an excellent defense against flood waters. If the evacuation order is called, then you simply will not have the time to surround your home or business premises with hundreds of sandbags. A cofferdam can be put into position and then inflated with water in order to quickly provide a barrier that flood waters cannot penetrate. You can then leave your home or business premises behind, safe in the knowledge that should the worst happen, your property will be fully protected if flood waters strike. Such cofferdams are also completely reusable, meaning once the danger has passed, they can be rolled up and placed into storage, ready for any further potential use.
To learn more about inflatable cofferdams and how they can protect your home and business from the flooding typically brought about by a hurricane, contact Dam-It-Dams. We can be contacted by phone at 1-810-695-1695, or online through our contact form.