13 Interesting Facts about Floods

Did you know floods are the number one natural disaster in the U.S.? Each year, floods claim thousands of lives and displace families across many states, with flood damage repair costs in the billions. Contrary to popular belief, homeowners’ insurance typically does not cover flood damage.

This infographic, put together by ServiceMaster in Chicago, outlines important flood facts you should know about. The infographic provides information on the top causes of floods, the states that are most affected by floods, and other important information. The goal of the infographic is to help people become aware of floods as a real threat that they can prepare for.

The more information we have as a society about natural disasters, the more we can prepare for them and ultimately save lives. Join ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba, a disaster restoration and cleaning company, on their mission to raise flood awareness – and share this infographic with family and friends today.

13 Interesting Facts about Floods

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  1. Floods are no laughing matter. Most of us have not really seen a large flood, so we tend not to know how dangerous they are. To find the facts and how how to protect yourself, TypTap Flood Insurance (www.infographicportal.com/facts-about-floods) can help you navigate through all the issues before and after an event. You need to educate yourself and protect yourself.

  2. Last month, there was a lot of flooding in Louisiana where my friend Faith lives due to heavy rains. That’s really the only type of flooding that I have ever heard of, and so I’m surprised that this infographic says that it can happen to ice and snow. I know that those things are really just frozen forms of water, but how does that cause it to happen?

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