What You Have To Know About Spring Flooding.
A flooding event is one of the most concerning disasters that take place in Toronto. In the last years the amount and cost of damages caused by flooding are increased. Considering that we are now throwing steps to spring, below we are revealing how to prepare for spring flooding.
Causes of Inland flooding
No matter where your business is located, flooding is always a possibility. Bussines owners and homeowners should be aware that their property has potential damages by spring flooding in their area. those damages can include one or more of the following.
- The Spring thaw runoff
- The heavy rains of spring
- Flooding from intense rains or thunderstorms
- Overtopping / failure of levees/dams after the heavy rain
If the heavy rain doesn’t sound like a threat remember that analysts tell that it has been noticed an increase in heavy downpours since 1970. The increasements have ben from 16 % to 31% depending on-land position. In other words, storms that dump several inches of rain per day in short periods are getting more and more frequent. The problem is that the drainage systems are not designed to handle these increased inches of rain. So there is a great potential of water incursion in your building from a big rainstorm is a very real possibility.
Preparing your business
Preparing your business for floods is an essential component of disaster planning for everyone. If you have a disaster recovery plan make sure you have the right instructions included. For more tips on how to prevent or handle water damage you can read other articles from our Blog: