Madison,
14
January
2016
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07:37 PM
America/Chicago

Winter Weather Flood Risks

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Summary

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) urges property owners who have experienced significant snowfall and freezing temperatures this winter to evaluate their flood risks as warmer weather arrives.

When temperatures rapidly increase, so does the rate at which snow and ice melt. This can be a serious problem for areas that have received large amounts of snow and ice throughout this severe winter season. Frozen soil also increases the risk of flood as water from melting snow and ice is not able to seep into the ground.

Check out the infographic above from IBHS for tips on how to identify flood risks.