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Ready for Spring Flooding from Snowmelt?

Ready for Spring Flooding from Snowmelt?Winter weather has been particularly generous with snow this year. While winter is still hanging around, you need to start thinking a few weeks ahead. Spring's warmer winds are eventually going to start melting that snow. And that melted snow has to go somewhere.

NYP Corp can help you keep your property safe from snowmelt flooding with our line of military and commercial grade sandbags

Snow Melt 

An occasional warm day comes along and you see the snow starting to melt. But, a day or two later the cold weather is back and everything freezes again. This type of snow melt is gradual and usually has minimal effect on water levels. 

However, sometimes snow melts a lot faster. A warm front comes in and parks itself for a few days. The snow starts melting faster and faster. This water starts flowing downhill into the river. The river starts to rise because of so much water flowing into it. 

With snow melt coming soon, you need to start thinking about how you will prepare for it. 

What Is Most Affected by Snow Melt?

Any part of the country which receives a significant amount of snow can experience flooding due to snow melt. States located in New England, the Midwest, and the upper Plains are particularly vulnerable to this level of snow fall. However, other parts of the country are similarly at risk when heavy snow fall occurs as it has the past few months. 

Homes close to water are particularly at risk of flooding, especially if the structure was built on or close to a flood plain. However, homes outside of flood plains can still get basement flooding because water will always seek the lowest point. 

If the flood water enters your home, it will cause damage. 

  • Your floors and carpets will become soaked. If the water isn't removed quickly, it can cause them to mold or warp, requiring extensive repair work or the need to completely replacement. 
  • Your drywall will become saturated, which will cause it to swell, warp, and disintegrate. 
  • Electrical outlets and wires that come into contact with the water will corrode and need to be replaced. 
  • Drains can become clogged with sediment from the flood waters causing plumbing problems. 
  • Damp conditions will cause mold growth to appear on many surfaces. 


Protecting Your Property with Sandbags

If your property is vulnerable to snow melt flooding, it's time to get ready. Flood sandbags are an effective tool in keeping flood waters away from homes or commercial buildings. 

As flood waters start to rise, you need to get the filled bags in place as soon as possible. NYP Corp can deploy pre-filled emergency sandbags to your site. These bags are permanently sealed and ready to go. You can install these within a few minutes of their arrival. 

For those who live in areas prone to regular flooding, the better option is to have the bags already on site before the snow melt waters arrive. You can get empty bags and fill them yourself. You can also purchase pre-filled bags to make things easier. We also make custom bags from a number of materials to meet your exact needs. 

NYP Corp is here to help when you need emergency sandbags to protect your residential or commercial property from flooding.


Contact NYP Corp or view our Sandbags.