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Flood Damage Warning Metro Detroit

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The National Weather Service has issued a flood damage warning for Metro Detroit. The Service is reporting an expanded period of heavy rain with the potential for 3 inches or more in some areas. The alert is issued for Friday thru Saturday. Rain, like this, in amounts of 3 inches or more can see very high run-off mainly due to frigid ground conditions.

Roads, rivers and creeks, and other low-lying areas could see widespread flooding according to the forecast. If you live in these flood damage warning zones, you should monitor weather forecasts. In addition, be alert and prepared for possible water damage due to flooding, especially along the lakeshore in St. Clair, Sanilac and Macomb counties.

What To Do in Case of Flood Warning

Everyone understands that tornadoes and hurricanes can destroy life. But when it comes down to it, the most dangerous weather event is definitely a flood. For instance, floods in the past 30 years have led to over $260 billion in damage and caused an average of 86 deaths a year in the United States. That number has escalated to over 100 deaths per year since 2015 alone. Climate change is increasing in heavy precipitation every decade and this trend is likely to continue.

A surprising fact about floods is that most of them (8 of 10) do not occur near the coastline. And, the odds are, you will face one long before any of your coastal friends. For instance, most flash floods occur as a result of heavy rains, storm surges, snow and even overflows from local dams or waterways. Pay attention to local alerts and National Weather Service warnings in your area to avoid life threatening events. In the event of a flood warning move to higher ground or a safer location nearby unless you are being ordered to evacuate.

If you experience flooded basement, roof leaks, or other water damage as a result of heavy rains and flooding Advance Restoration is available 24/7 to respond to your water damage repairs—877-363-7462.

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