Monday, May 4, 2015
Storm Water Management Tips: Protecting Your Home from Floodwater
According to statistics compiled by the National Flood Insurance Program, floods are the number one natural disaster in the United States. In fact, total flood insurance claims from 2003 to 2012 averaged nearly $4 billion per annum. The top three states with the highest number of insurance claims are New Jersey, New York, and Louisiana. The presence of floodwater in any residential area is a huge cause for concern. After all, the health risks associated with flooding are well documented. Exposure to debris floating in floodwater can result in infected wounds. Consuming products contaminated by pollutants and bacteria in floodwater can cause diarrheal diseases. Furthermore, stagnant floodwater encourages the proliferation of mosquitoes and mosquito-borne viruses.