Where It Rains, It Floods

Two recent posts for the Pew Charitable Trusts’ flood-prepared communities initiative underscore the need for proactive planning to prevent or mitigate future flood disruption and damage and the need for costly repairs. The authors note that:

  • flooding is our nation’s most common natural disaster: the majority of natural disasters over the last 10 years involved flooding, and
  • major flooding in the landlocked areas (like Nelson County) has been more common than along the coasts.

“In too many instances, structures and infrastructure are built without serious thought given to risk and potential damage from future storms. This leads to a costly cycle of damage and repair following repeat flooding. This cycle can be broken without jeopardizing or slowing down recovery. Multiple states and thousands of localities have already strengthened their building requirements in vulnerable areas.” If you haven’t had your roofs checked on your building, then you might want to contact austin roofing companies, or a similar service more local to you, to see if they can assist you with preventing storms from damaging your building. Attempting to limit the number of leaks and breaks that might be experienced throughout the extreme weather period, is a good way to strengthen buildings. Another major issue caused by floods can be drain blockages. By any chance, you happen to have a ground-floor apartment or a house, drain clogging can be a real pain in the aftermath of a flood. The only option could be to call in an emergency plumbing service that can clear the blockage and you would be good to go. Searching for a good plumber can also be tough, however, you can always take the help of the internet. For instance, someone from Sydney can google ‘emergency plumbers Sydney‘ and get many options of local plumbers in the area.

However, if you are unfortunate enough to suffer property damage if flooding/excess rainfall does occur, then you might want to enlist the help of a Property Damage Restoration Company to sort out any damages caused to your home or property. You could also seek advice on self-repair and prevention of damage if that was found to be more suitable.

Read Where It Rains, It Floods (January 25, 2018)
Read Modern, Flood-Ready Approach Needed for Building and Rebuilding (January 30, 2018)

Nelson County has a strong flood plain ordinance. We need to be sure the Board of Zoning Appeals upholds that ordinance, refusing Dominion’s request to route the ACP through designated flood plains. Make your voice heard – attend the February 12, 2018, BZA public hearing, speak out at the hearing, and send your written comments to Nelson County Board of Zoning Appeals, 80 Front St., Lovingston VA 22949.