Around the world, the most prevalent kind of natural disaster is flooding. In the United States, floods are the leading cause of weather-related deaths, taking the lives of around 200 Americans each year. During 2016, 19 floods took place across the United States—the most since record taking began in 1980. Over the past 36 years, Texas is the state which has seen the most fatalities from flooding and flash floods.
The negative effects of floods are numerous and it can take years to rebuild. So this begs the question: is there anything you can do to help protect your home from floods? What should you do if your house floods? What can you do after a flood to help your home withstand potential damage from a future flood?
A flooded home isn’t necessarily a total loss. In a Washington Post article, Claudette Hanks Reichel of Louisiana State University’s Agricultural Center, who has … Read Full Post »