Flash Floods = Danger
The National Weather Service explains that flash flooding is mostly caused by torrential down pours from extreme heavy rain. Depending on many factors – including intensity of rainfall, the location of the downpour, soil type, etc. – the timing of the flood will fluctuate. A flash flood can occur as quickly as 3 hours from a down pour.
Urban areas are more likely to experience flash flooding than rural areas due to the nature of the streets, neighborhoods and buildings. The landscape of a town or city doesn’t allow for runoff in the event of a major rainfall or thunderstorm, leading to water filling low spots very quickly.
In the event your home or commercial property is affected by a flash flood emergency, SERVPRO Duncanville/Desoto is always ready to assist with water cleanup. Our trained professionals are on call 24 hours, 7 days a week to help you when needed.