The 4 Most Common Causes of Natural Flooding
The past several years have brought extreme rains to Texas that have resulted in heavy flooding. Storms with excessive amounts of rain often move in and leave our grounds inundated, creating flash flooding and river floods. Our urban areas tend to be more susceptible to floods when these rains move in due to the lack of soil and increased area of concrete and asphalt.
Those in our South Padre Island community have come to understand the risk associated with rising tides, hurricanes, and storm surges. This flood-prone area, along with the rest of our Texas coast, has seen the damage these massive floods can leave behind.
Dams and levees failing
The notable levee break in 2005 caused by Hurricane Katrina is something none of us can forget. Levee and dams break when they are cracked or under extreme pressure and can no longer contain the surge of water behind them. These breaches can create catastrophic flooding.
Snowmelts and ice dams
While our winters are mostly mild, we can occasionally see some pretty chilly weather, but nothing like our neighbors to the north that experiences heavy snowfall and prolonged freezing temperatures. These areas of our nation deal with flooding caused by snowmelt and ice dams. Ice dams or ice jams form when ice enters a river and creates a block, causing the river to overflow.
Regardless of the cause of the flooding, SERVPRO of East Mission & South Edinburg has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover from its disastrous effects. Contact us anytime when flooding or water damage makes a mess in your life.