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'To Be or Not To Be' - Prepared for Floods

Written by  Jeremy Duensing & Jeff Johnson April 25, 2014

It’s safe to say that most of the country has experienced extremely volatile weather within the last few years. Research shows that weather patterns are, and will continue to be, increasingly volatile due to changing climate trends. Whether it’s dauntingly cold temperatures or unexpected heavy snowfall, it’s no longer a question of if severe weather will occur, but rather when, and when it will affect your assets. The risk of floods are increasing as the climate becomes more volatile, and now more than ever, it is important to understand what led us to this point and how to stay ahead of flooding waters. Information is power, and preparation is key to protecting assets in an emergency situation. Climate Change – Human vs. Natural Factors The earth’s climate is influenced both by natural and human factors, with the impact of each still a hotly debated topic. Natural factors that cause climate variability influence the