The risk posed by severe weather events is a matter that needs to be addressed on a local level before the next major storm strikes.
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) December 18, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and flood restoration in the United States, is offering tips to local governments on proper severe weather preparations for their respective communities. In the wake of Super Storm Sandy in 2012, the risk posed by severe weather events is a matter that needs to be addressed on a local level before the next major storm strikes.
Local communities are encouraged to take proactive steps to prepare for mitigation of damage due to natural disasters, with contingency plans formulated to handle any such eventuality. The cost of prevention is almost always far less than the cost required to clean up and repair damage following a severe weather event. Such planning requires careful and focused effort on the part of city planners, and the funding to implement the necessary changes.
Any comprehensive water or flooding plan would have to include improvements to area roads, since flooding is quite common in cases such as this. Repaving using porous pavement materials allows the ground to absorb more water, preventing flooding for a longer period of time. Property owners should be incentivized to do the same with their driveways and private roads.
Once a road is scheduled for repaving, other companies such as broadband and electrical can come in at the same time to make whatever changes they deem necessary in that location to comply with proper disaster mitigation standards. This allows community systems to share the costs involved with such a large scale upgrade.
Areas of unused land in flood prone areas of the city can also be used to control water runoff through transformations into wetlands or parks, areas designed to naturally absorb excess water. Granted, either of these projects can be expensive, but implemented over a period of time, it may be possible to complete them with minimal outlay of funds.
While there is some debate within scientific communities as to whether or not severe weather events are increasing in frequency and intensity, it is commonly accepted that communities should do all they can to properly prepare against the next major hurricane or other severe weather problem.
Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage restoration and mold remediation services in the US, with providers in 30 states, 24/7 availability, and same day emergency service. They are certified by the Clean Trust (IICRC) and Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and a member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau.