Flooding at Your Commercial Property - How to Prepare
As a business owner, you must protect your property. You likely have insurance that will cover you in case of theft, fire, or other serious property damage, but not all policies cover flood damage. Here are some helpful tools when expecting heavy rain and/or flood event.
Create Sandbags to Protect Your Building
Placing sandbags at the doors and windows can protect your property from up to two feet of stormwater. After filling each bag with sand, fold the top over and place the bag with the folded top down. Create one layer at a time, and limit their placement to three layers, unless you intend to create a pyramid or are leaning the bags against doors and windows. Remember, sandbags are a temporary solution and aren't likely to protect the building from larger floods.
Move What You Can
Consider your furniture and whether you have higher ground in your building. If you have a second story, move as much furniture and equipment to the higher floor as possible. If you have enough notice and a second property that is on higher ground, consider moving furniture and equipment to a new building entirely.
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