Disaster Risks

Flood

Paul Weiss

Louisiana glass artist and beneficiary Paul Weiss surveys flood damage to his studio after Hurricane Ike.

Preparation at home and the studio

 Elevate the furnace, water heater, and circuit-breaker panel or fuse box. Long Term Project Needs an Expert Financial Investment

 Install check valves in sewer traps, to prevent floodwater from backing up into the drains of your studio or home.

 Avoid basement storage of art and valuables.

 Seal the walls in your basement with waterproofing compounds to avoid seepage.

 Check plumbing, fixtures, and sprinkler systems periodically & fix leaks.

 Keep gutters and drains unclogged.


Flooding imminent

 Move essential items upstairs.

 Protect items from moisture from above & below.

 Turn off utilities at main switches or valves.

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