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Prepare For A Storm Before You’re In Its Path

2/22/2024 (Permalink)

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Before a Flood

  • Find out what your flood risk is.
  • Avoid building in a floodprone area unless you elevate and reinforce your home.
  • Retrofit your property. Elevate the A/C, water heater and electric panel if susceptible to flooding.
  • Install “check valves” in sewer traps to prevent floodwater from backing up into the drains of your home.
  • Purchase flood insurance for your home, business or rental.
  • Know your evacuation zone. .
  • Make an emergency plan to protect you, your family and your pets. Pet friendly shelters are limited.
  • Register to receive emergency alerts. 
  • Protect your home by taking actions to prevent flooding. 
  • For more information on what to do before, during and after a natural disaster, visit Emergency Management.
  • Don’t forget flooding can still occur outside of flood zones.  

  • Duval County’s local emergency preparedness measures are always being improved and updated. This includes a significant change in the statewide approach to evacuation zones. In the past, evacuation zones have been primarily based on the category of the approaching storm. New scientific data that includes other factors, such as wave action, precipitation, and areas known to flood, has allowed us to better define evacuation zones for Duval County. Evacuation zones are based on a lettering system, with A,B,C,D,E, and F Zones.  You can find your evacuation zone on your county’s government website.  
    SERVPRO® of Jacksonville Northwest is ready to assist you in any flooding or other natural disasters that occur in your city or county with highly trained technicians! 

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