According to this morning’s report from USA Today, Punxsutawney Phil made his famous weather prediction this Groundhog Day when he emerged from his burrow to see his shadow. Will we have six more weeks of winter? Well, only time will tell – as poor “Phil” doesn’t always have the best track record for being correct. Either way, if you live in areas prone to snow – you will want to be prepared for snowmelt season, whether it comes early or after six more weeks!
Is Groundhog Day too Late to Prepare for Snowmelt Season?
You may be wondering, “Is it too late to prepare for snowmelt season?” While we are well into winter, snowmelt season is actually the period of time AFTER the winter season when the snow begins to melt. If you live in a snow prone area, you know that all that water has to go somewhere! The more snow there is, the more water and this means … flooding!
Flood Protection After Winter
Whether or not Punxsutawney Phil is right about winter this Groundhog Day, make sure you are prepared now or six weeks from now. The risk of damage to your home or business caused by high flood waters can be reduced more easily than you may think. Most people know that those in flood prone areas should carry flood insurance, but insurance only serves to restore or replace – not prevent damage. In addition to a good flood insurance policy, consider using a flood barrier to keep as much water as possible from entering your property. These barriers can be leased or purchased and can greatly reduce the risk or minimize the damage to your valuable property.
Whether or not we see a longer winter, many states have already sustained a measurable amount of snow this year. Sooner or later the snow will begin to melt and you want to make sure you are as prepared as possible. Contact us to learn more about how a flood barrier can save you a lot of stress, time, and money during snowmelt season this year.