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Be Aware! Be Prepared! Take Action!

9/22/2020 (Permalink)

Recently, there has been flooding all over the United States, including here in Cleveland, Ohio. Make sure you know the difference between Flood Warnings, Flood Watches, and Flood Advisories, according to www.weather.gov, so that you can be as prepared as possible for any potential future alerts.  

  • Flash Flood Warning: Take Action!? A Flash Flood Warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring. If you are in a flood prone area move immediately to high ground. A flash flood is a sudden violent flood that can take from minutes to hours to develop. It is even possible to experience a flash flood in areas not immediately receiving rain. 
  • Flood Warning: Take Action!? A Flood Warning is issued when the hazardous weather event is imminent or already happening. A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring. 
  • Flood Watch: Be Prepared!? A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a specific hazardous weather event to occur. A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible. 
  • Flood Advisory: Be Aware!? A Flood Advisory is issued when a specific weather event that is forecast to occur may become a nuisance. A Flood Advisory is issued when flooding is not expected to be bad enough to issue a warning. However, it may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, it could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property. 

If you have any flooding in your home or business, please call SERVPRO of Beachwood/Shaker Heights/Cleveland Heights at 216-464-4498 and we’ll make it "Like it never even happened."® 

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