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Flood Safety Tips

Spring is fast-approaching and that means the weather will get warmer and wetter with the spring rains. Oftentimes the spring rains bring flooding along with them. Our agency was recently appointed by a new flood insurance carrier and so we thought that a podcast on flood safety tips was appropriate. We found this article from the Centers for Disease Control with tips on what to do during and after a flood occurs:

  • Prepare Your Emergency Kit. You should store at minimum a gallon of water per person & pet, which is a day’s worth. Keep enough food & water to last for 3 days.
  • Turn Off Utilities. If you are forced to evacuate, they recommend turning off the power at the main power switch, shutting off both water and gas supplies as well.
  • Avoid Flooded Areas. Avoid driving through flooded areas or areas with surface water. Six inches of flood water is enough to lose control of your vehicle.
  • Stay Out of Water. Flood water is contaminated with sewage, chemicals, & diseases that can make you sick. Don’t use it to bathe, wash, or prepare food.
  • Throw It Out. Toss any food or bottled water that has or may have come into contact with floodwater.

Be sure to read the full article from the Centers for Disease Control with more tips on what to do before and after a flood has occurred!

Contact Us!

At M. Vander Plow Insurance Agency, we can work with you to make sure you’ve got the coverage you need, while at the same time using all possible credits and discounts to make that coverage affordable. Just give us a call at 616-396-1497 or send us a note at mvpinsagency@gmail.com. We want to help you meet your goals, and make sure what’s important to you is protected!

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