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Why Floods Occur

Water may seem benign, but in vast quantities, it can turn into an enormously destructive force. When floods happen, they cause numerous problems. The reasons for flooding are varied, ranging from natural to human-induced: Heavy Rains Heavy rains are the simplest explanation for flooding. When it rains massively, basins and reservoirs are overwhelmed, and that […]

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Hurricane Florence: The Aftermath

More than two weeks after Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas and Virginia, thousands of people living in coastal areas are still worried about the dramatic effects caused by its aftermath. Upcoming Floods Officials have asked between 6,000 and 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, to be ready to leave their homes in the face […]

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Hurricane Florence: Lessons Learned

A few weeks ago, Hurricane Florence tore through North and South Carolina, causing extensive damage and setting new state rainfall records in both states. Florence dropped a maximum total of 35.93 inches of rain, becoming the wettest tropical cyclone recorded in the Carolinas. As we watched people getting ready, the fury of the wind and […]

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What To Expect During the 2018 Hurricane Season

The 2018 hurricane season is upon us. And after a catastrophic 2017 season, everyone should be more in tune than ever with potential storms developing, especially in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. What’s Happened So Far? The beginning of the 2018 hurricane season hinted at an intense season. Subtropical storm Alberto kicked […]

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What Everyone Should Know About Determining Flood Zones

When you want to know the impact that future flooding may have on a particular piece of real estate, you may find yourself wondering how and who determines flood zones. Well, it isn’t a secret. In fact, the federal government has a lot of information on the topic (See fema.gov/flood-zones). FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is […]

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Top Reasons Why Property Floods Occur – Part 1

Floods are a natural part of almost any local ecosystem. Occasionally, rain, snowmelt, offshore weather systems will bring more water into an area than the usual drainage and river systems can handle and flooding occurs. In developed areas like cities, neighborhoods, and farmland, we take the responsibility (and the consequences) of preparing for and managing […]