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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Metro Detroit Summer Storms Can Lead To Flash Flooding

7/19/2022 (Permalink)

Flood Warning Sign Be very careful of flooded roadways during heavy rainfall and flash flooding!

A lot of people in Metro Detroit enjoy a good rainstorm.  Who doesn't, right?  Especially when it's in the 90's in Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills & Troy, MI!  However, some thunderstorms can lead to flash flooding in most areas with heavy rainfall.  It's important to know your surroundings and keeping up with local weather alerts. 

Below are a few tips to be mindful of during the next storm in North Oakland County:

  • Flooded Roadways - you should turn around and find another route. 
  • Sand Bags (keep stock of sand bags to assist with preventing water intrusion).
  • Stay Tuned in with your local weather station or weather Apps for all of the latest updates.
  • Don't drink the municipal water if there is extreme flash flooding (make sure to boil water to destroy most types of disease-causing microorganisms).
  • Be overprotective.
  • Keep away from moving water.
  • Check on your neighbors and family members.
  • Have emergency plan in place.

When the water has rescinded and its time to start the cleaning process use these tips:

  • Get Professional Help (Call SERVPRO of North Oakland County).
  • Wear PPE (disinfection protection) when you can.
  • Throw away food items that came in contact with the flood water.
  • Keep an eye out for Scammers.  They're out there and preying on the most vulnerable.
  • Contact your insurance agent, review your homeowners policy & file an insurance claim.

Overwhelmed or drained by the recent events?  SERVPRO of North Oakland County is here to help. Give us a call and our office will assist you with your claim.


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