The amount of damage that a flood could potentially cause is astronomical, and the cost to repair that damage is no small number either. For nine to twelve inches of water the cost of damages is around 19,000$. If the amount of water in your home is over eighteen inches, it could cost you well over 25,000$ to repair everything.
These numbers just account for fixing the damages to your home, they do not account for anything else you may have lost. This could be anything from family heirlooms, personal items, or a family member. It would be advised to keep anything of value to you or your family above where the water could potentially reach, and in a watertight container. Also note that if your home is damaged you will have to find another place to stay while your home is being repaired. If you have no family or friends to stay with this could mean putting you and your family up in a hotel.
If a flood occurs in your area there is not much you can do to avoid it, but there are some precautions you should take. This includes getting flood insurance to help cover paying for repairs, and knowing the contact information of good emergency Flood Damage in Merrick NY that will be able to work on your home quickly. This will help you avoid the added stress of having to find someone to respond to the damage, after it has happened. After a flood there is so much to worry about, and preparing for one in advance is a great way to get rid of some of that stress. If you ever find yourself stuck with flood damage it is probably right in saying you would be happy you planned for it ahead of time.