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Before, During & After a Flood

The Baldwin Group
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Updated: April 24, 2024
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1 minute read

  • Take pictures of your property and building. It will make the claims process smoother in the event your business sustains damage.
  • Clean out floor drains and catch basins and check drainage pumps.
  • Anchor and fill above-ground tanks with water or product to keep them in place during the storm. Fill the fuel tanks on your emergency generator and fire pumps.
  • Ensure automobiles have full fuel tanks.
  • Obtain and keep as much cash as possible accessible since banks may not be open following the storm.
  • Shut down production processes safely and turn off the electricity at the main power source.
  • Evacuate employees.
  • Keep up to date about evolving emergency information through the Emergency Alert System or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • Avoid walking, swimming, and driving through flooded areas.
  • Get to higher ground or the highest level of a building. Avoid sheltering in closed areas, such as attics, to prevent getting trapped by rising water.
  • Clean out floor drains and catch basins and check drainage pumps.
  • Anchor and fill above-ground tanks with water or product to keep them in place during the storm. Fill the fuel tanks on your emergency generator and fire pumps.
  • Ensure automobiles have full fuel tanks.
  • Call employees to ensure that they and their families are safe and secure.
  • Check circuits and equipment before restoring power.
  • Assemble a recovery team to begin to implement your business continuity plan.
  • Call your insurance advisor or insurance company immediately to report how, when, and where the loss or damage occurred. Have your policy number handy, and give them a general description of damages.
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