Mud Slides Tear Homes Off Their Foundations
In Southern California this past week, we had a big rain storm. Fortunately, the Foothills did not receive enough rainfall to cause Mud Slides. Mud slides can happen when heavy rain storms occur and fast moving water run-off in the foothills begin picking up soil, dead wood, and boulders on its way down. Public Works departments from foothill communities put diversion barriers in place, but when your city puts out an alert to evacuate, make sure that you follow these instructions. It may not seem like a serious situation when heavy rains come, but city authorities will know more about the risks sheltering in place. When mudslides do occur, anything in their path can be picked up and carried away, including cars and buildings.
Here are some precautionary tips to help prepare for these unforeseen circumstances:
- Have important documents in one spot, in a waterproof container, where you can easily grab if you need to evacuate.
- Buy emergency supplies and pack them in backpacks that you can grab when evacuating.
- If you need to evacuate your home, move to higher grounds.
- Coordinate with family members to be sure you have a rendezvous location to meet at in the event of an emergency.
- Make sure that you are actively listening to official reports during a flood to be updated on what you need to be doing in real time.
Whether you have experienced flood damage or would like to be on the precautionary side, SERVPRO Large Loss Response Team (Team McCann) and his crew are ready to be a resource for you. We offer emergency services 24/7. We service the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino areas. If you would like to set up an appointment, call our office at 626-852-9922 and someone will be happy to assist you.