It’s that time of the year when you begin watching the skies. You’re viewing the daily tropical weather report, and begin to make a plan in case a hurricane ends up churning your way. Hurricanes have been getting not only larger in size, but also stronger. Here are some steps you can take to make sure your family and property are protected from the next hurricane. Remember, if you live anywhere near the coast, it’s not a matter of if a storm will hit, but when. Prepare your property and self now before it’s too late. The Flood Risk Assessment is 20%off throughout the entire 2019 hurricane season.
For personal and property safety, there are a number of essential items that need to be in your hurricane preparation kit, including:
Water (three day supply)
Radio (powered by batteries)
Nonperishable food (three day supply)
First aid kit
Tool box (including wrench, plyers, hammer)
You also need to be prepared by making sure your home is equipped with flood prevention and that you have optimal flood insurance. The following will help lead you through these steps.
First of all, you need to know what your risk of coastal flooding. You’ve spent years of hard work and well-earned money buying the property of your dreams and don’t want to risk losing it all. Even if your property is away from the beach, it doesn’t eliminate the risk of flooding. Anywhere it rains it can flood. Even if your property isn’t in imminent danger from storm surge or coastal flooding from increasingly powerful hurricanes, wind damage and heavy rainfall compound to put all properties in tracks of hurricanes in danger.
So you’ve probably heard that FEMA has created maps to show which areas are most likely to flood. Though these are often a good place for you to start, but these maps don’t always provide the most accurate flooding data. In fact, many of these maps haven’t been reassessed for years. During that time new development changes the shape of the land, and very often flooding will occur around properties for years before the FEMA flood maps are updated. On top of that, FEMA flood maps don’t include heavy rainfall flooding or stay up to date with the current rise in sea level.
Yes. Consider a Flood Risk Assessment by Coastal Risk. In fact, throughout all of hurricane season until October 31, this assessment will be discounted by 20% to offer you even more affordable protection.
So what does a Flood Risk Assessment provide? As a convenient solution, Coastal Risk offers online property-level flood risk reports. These reports include the most advanced maps showing your individual property’s flooding risk and even the depth of flooding water you can expect during a hurricane.
The Flood Risk Assessment is superior to the FEMA flood maps not only for its greater attention to detail but the newest technology allowing it to predict future rises in sea levels. This assessment also gives you pinpoint accuracy. All flooding information is created for your property’s exact location. The FEMA maps act as if an entire neighborhood is exactly the same, which is definitely not the case. Just take a walk up and down your street to see how many different types of buildings there are and even changes in elevation in just 100 or so yards.
The Flood Risk Assessment is just the first step in a broader flood protection service. The entire protection service includes:
Each property is different, and a commercial building is built differently than a residential one. Does your building have a basement? Is there a lot of mechanical equipment down there? All of this needs to be taken into consideration when evaluating your risk.
Same goes with parking, pools, and lawns. Any flood prevention steps you’ve already taken like seawalls, levees, or house stilts need to be fully evaluated also.
An engineer will help you figure out what flood risk reduction steps will work best for your individual property. Anything from removable or permanent flood barriers, sump pumps, and much more. Trust a top expert in the field to help you determine your best flood prevention steps.
The team will help you engage with insurance partners to see what your approximate premiums will be after installing your personalized flood resilience project. Often clients see such a drop in future premiums that your investment in flood defenses will end up paying for itself.
First, the team will help you find funding. Banks and lenders are often keen to the idea of you improving the flood defenses on your property and often offer low-cost loans to help you do so. All flood defenses are designed and built specifically for your property using the top engineers and the best flood experts in the business.
Don’t get caught without the necessary means to protect yourself and your family during a hurricane. This includes your personal safety needs and your property safety, too. A Flood Risk Assessment will help get your property prepared. Don’t wait until it’s too late. And remember, the Flood Risk Assessment is 20%off throughout the entire 2019 hurricane season.