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Glick Watch: 3 Ways To Prepare For A Rain Storm and Flood

by | 0 comments | Jan 11, 2017 | 2 min read |

California is experiencing it’s largest storm in decades. Mudslides, floods, and heavily wind is destroying neighborhoods in Northern California.  The storms is adding over 350 billions gallons of water to parched reservoirs across California. Here are three ways to prepare for a rain and flood storm this winter season.




Clean your gutters

Rain travels off the roof into the gutters. Be sure your gutters are clear of leaves and debris, otherwise your gutters will overflow and collapse. Water trapped in the gutters can rot through metal, costing thousands to repair.

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Read more about easy maintenance repairs that can save you money.

Drive safely

More people are trapped and die in their vehicles than anywhere else during a flood. Fast moving water can easily sweep away a large SUV regardless of how strong or heavy the tires are. Turn around and don’t drown! (Read more about flood safely: water.ca.gov)


Check your flood insurance

If you live in a high flood risk area, buy flood insurance if you need it. Basic homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. Homeowners can insure a home up to $250,000 and contents up to $100,000. Renters can insure their belongings for up to $100,000.

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Taking these small precautions can save you and your family from a large tragedy this winter. Learn more about quick home fixes by subscribing to our FREE real estate blog.

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Fred Glick
About the Author
Fred Glick is the VP of Real Estate and Broker of Record at Onerent. As a licensed broker and experienced real estate professional of over 30 years, Fred has contributed to stories on CBS television, Wharton Business radio, NPR’s Marketplace, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is also CEO of US Loan Mortgage Inc., US Spaces Inc., and Arivva Real Estate Brokerage.

This content is designed to convey information only. Any information here is not intended to provide legal advice and should not be taken as such. Consider obtaining legal advice from your attorney about any decision or contemplated course of action.

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