The Hazards of Flood Debris

Mother nature has time and time again created and produced some truly marvelous spectacles and wonders all of which are nothing more than phenomenal. Nevertheless from time to time some events that can occur are awfully severe and destructive usually with catastrophic results. The occurrence of flooding can surely be considered as one of nature’s most prevalent disasters experienced by millions of people in many parts of the world. Flood debris that is created as a result of severe flooding pose a very serious threat.

A flood can be classified as an overflow of water that inundates dry land and can typically occur as a result of several different factors. When water from water bodies such as lakes rivers or the ocean escape their natural perimeters it is considered to be flooding but one of the most common causes of flood is the occurrence of heavy rainfall. When rain falls intensely for a short period of time or over a period of several days an accumulation of water on saturated ground is the usual result.

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With a flood the soil becomes so drenched that it no longer has the ability to retain water. Some floods such as flash floods can develop in a space of minutes while others take a little more time to progress however regardless of how they come they can be very destructive causing damage to homes, buildings, vehicles and even sometimes posing serious threat to lives.

River flooding is another very prevalent cause of flooding and can affect entire river basin communities or individuals whose homes are located close to lakes or rivers. This type of flooding occurs when river levels overflow their banks or the threshold of their main flow.

Heavy rain, dam failures and  snow-melts are all factors that can influence river flooding so in areas with rivers that are populated the National Weather Service issues Flood Warnings for designated River Forecast Points to keep residents informed and prepared in event that flooding occurs.

For communities situated in coastal areas the occurrence of tropical storms or hurricanes  are usually the biggest contributors of flooding. These storms can create what is known as storm surges which can create huge waves and massive surges of water inland.

The destructive power of storm surge and large battering waves can result in loss of life, destruction of buildings, erosion of beaches and damage to roads and bridges along the coast. Unfortunately these are natural forces of nature and most of the time are too powerful and dangerous for us to control however, there are still some things that we can do to help prevent or prepare for flooding if it does occur.

As it relates to disaster preparation households, businesses and communities should have all the necessary safety precautions in place to facilitate a sudden occurrence. After a flood debris can be a burden and you may need a junk removal crew to help you clear your home as a result. People can also play a vital role by keeping their environment clean. Littering can clog drains and cause issues of run off when the rain falls so by playing your part in keeping your community clean can make a big difference in time of flooding. Contact us if you need flood debris removal services after a flood.