Can You Fight Flooding?
By Diane Tait Image courtesy of wikimedia As I sit here writing this blog, it’s raining cats and dogs outside. When summer rolls around it seems to me that the Sunshine State suddenly becomes the Sun Shower State. With rain squalls being a nearly daily occurrence for the next month or so, I thought it was high time that I address the problem of flooding. Most Floridians associate flooding with hurricanes. While more homes flood during named storms than at any other time of the year, that doesn’t mean that it takes a hurricane to flood your home. Far from it. Any sustained rain shower can cause conditions favorable to flooding. So too can conditions in and around your home. Before you come home to find your abode ankle deep in water, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.