Emergency Restoration Services After A Flood Disaster

emergency restoration servicesWarm, dewy spring is here, which means hot, humid, thunderous summer is on its way. Comforting and beautiful thunderstorms are a namesake for Savannah, adding to its southern charm. However, these relaxing natural occurrences are also the cause of many potential floods. Georgia’s summer thunderstorms can add an additional 5.5 inches of rain, and often result in excess precipitation. Here are the three major types of flood hazards:

Riverine Flooding

Riverine Flooding is determined as the cause when a watershed or embankment is slowly filled to capacity, and then eventually overflows in a particular area. Riverine flooding is often caused by large amounts of rainfall at one time, which creates serious soil saturation and intense runoff within the aforementioned particular area. However, a break or failure in the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam is always a potential cause of flooding, and the severity of the flooding may be exacerbated by nearby bodies of water naturally flowing. Riverine floods are a generally slow-growing hazard that then can last for weeks. Fortunately, riverine flooding usually has the potential to be accurately predicted. Therefore, some emergency restoration services are able to mitigate the effects to your home before the riverine flood has completely subsided. This is done by temporarily boarding up or shoring the structure.

Flash Floods

These are floods that occur violently and at a very quick pace, within six hours of initial rainfall. The damage of a flash flood can be exacerbated by poor drainage, sewage, and filtration systems, which can cause additional pooling around foundational structures and other concave areas of land. Here in Savannah, where certain areas of