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Flash Floods versus Tornadoes

Flash Floods A flash flood is a sudden local flood, that happens in low lying areas. The main cause’s of flash floods are heavy rain, and excessive snow melt. Out of all the different types of flooding, flash floods are considered the most dangerous because they they can occur just after 5 minutes of heavy rainfall. The flash flood water often moves at high speeds … Continue reading Flash Floods versus Tornadoes

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Rising Tides: 5 Coastal Cities Facing Major Impacts

Due to the affects of global warming, sea levels have started to rise at a rapid rate. Globally the sea is rising at a rate of 3.6mm a year, but in some parts of the world it is rising at a much faster pace. Many cities around the globe will be impacted by rising sea levels. Below are a few of the primary cities slated … Continue reading Rising Tides: 5 Coastal Cities Facing Major Impacts

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Flood Insurance: Government (NFIP) vs Private

Typically a person gets flood insurance to cover some costs of flood induced damage to your home and other personal items.There are two types of flood insurance, government flood insurance and private flood insurance. For the most part, flood insurance is insured by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and is managed by FEMA, but some people go a different path and get private flood … Continue reading Flood Insurance: Government (NFIP) vs Private

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Is Global Warming Making Flooding Worse?

Throughout time, society has become more and more industrialized, and global warming has really started to make an impact on our environment. As the effects of global warming are starting to be seen around the world, one aspect of our environment that is going to change are natural disasters, or more specifically flooding. One thing that long term climate change does is make for more … Continue reading Is Global Warming Making Flooding Worse?

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10 Tips for Driving Through Flood Water

After heavy rainfall, the roadways can sometimes become flooded with water and you might have a difficult time trying to drive through the water. In some instances cars can be overpowered by the water and be left useless. “If you don’t know how deep the water is, then don’t drive through it. The best plan is to park your car on the highest ground possible … Continue reading 10 Tips for Driving Through Flood Water

The Danger of Flash Floods

There are a few different types of floods, and one of the most dangerous variations is the flash floods. Flash floods are when there is an overflow of water onto dry land caused by heavy and excessive rain fall in a short period of time. What makes these floods so dangerous is a lot of the time you can’t really prepare for them since they … Continue reading The Danger of Flash Floods

Tracking Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria has been officially downgraded to Tropical Storm Maria as it is set of move offshore of the eastern United States. This is the probable path the storm will follow. Caution is advised for anyone on or near the coastline as high sea surges and strong rip tides may be in play. Storm Definitions according to the National Hurricane Center of the National Oceanic and … Continue reading Tracking Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico After the Hurricanes: How You Can Help

Puerto Rico: The Caribbean Island, home to nearly 3.4 million Americans, is facing near total destruction following last week’s mind-bending Hurricane Maria. Many are filled with empathy for the citizens of Puerto Rico, but are not sure how they can help. Below is a list of organizations working tirelessly to help support, rebuild, and supply the bare necessities. CASH IS KING: Many organizations are looking … Continue reading Puerto Rico After the Hurricanes: How You Can Help

Puerto Rico Receives Help from NYC First Responders After Hurricane Maria

On Wednesday, September 20, 2018, Hurricane Maria slammed into the island of Puerto Rico. This was the strongest hurricane to strike the island in over 80 years. Hurricane Maria left near apocalyptic conditions  in its wake: toppled power lines, extensive flooding, and utter devastation to so many homes and structures. Even basic necessities such as fresh water, fuel and phone service have been interrupted, resulting … Continue reading Puerto Rico Receives Help from NYC First Responders After Hurricane Maria

Top 10 Tax Tips for Deducting Losses From a Disaster

“If you suffer damage to your home or personal property, you may be able to deduct these “casualty” losses on your federal income tax return. A casualty is a sudden, unexpected or unusual event, such as a natural disaster (hurricane, tornado, flood, earthquake, etc.), fire, accident, theft or vandalism.” IRS IRS Tax: Top 10 Tips for Deducting Losses from a Disaster Casualty loss.  You may be … Continue reading Top 10 Tax Tips for Deducting Losses From a Disaster

House Elevation Project Completed

ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END – Fortunately, so do house renovation projects. Just over a year ago this blog was initiated as a means to document our house elevation for flood mitigation project. It was also designed to assist anyone with similar flooding woes with some options and an accurate portrayal of all that is involved in an undertaking of this magnitude. “Whatever … Continue reading House Elevation Project Completed