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Slow Moving Debby Means High Risk for Flooding

Hurricane May Cause FloodingTropical Storm Debby is spinning in the Gulf of Mexico. As it inches towards Florida, its rain bands are producing a steady amount of rain and causing havoc among Florida businesses and homes. Meteorologists are more concerned with flood damage rather than damage caused by high winds due to its slow movement.

According to the The National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Debby is expected to make landfall early Thursday morning becoming a Category 1 hurricane. Once a hurricane, it will bring high storm swells and tremendous amount of rain along the coast triggering widespread flooding.

An advisory predicts portions of northern Florida and Georgia can get as much 6 -12 inches with others receiving up to 25 inches of rain. Large amount of rain threatens to cover low-lying roads and homes along the coast and rivers. Homeowners are urged to use sandbags to help prevent flood damage. For those living in low-lying neighborhoods, authorities have provided shelter as they urged residents to leave their property.

Be prepared and protect your property from flood damage. NYP provides emergency sandbags for protection against surge waters and coastal flooding caused by Tropical Storm Debby. In addition to providing just the bags, NYP emergency sandbags are available pre-filled with a nominal 45lbs of Class “A” sand and sealed closed with a steel clip or steel wire tie.

Don’t second guess the storm’s path, follow its every move with our hurricane tracking page. If you’re further inland and concerned about high water flood risks of rivers, view the real-time flood conditions map.

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This entry was posted on Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 5:51 pm and is filed under Flood Protection, NYP-Corp News, Sandbags.

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