Would Your Home Be Safe in the Event of a Flood?
No matter where you live in the United States there is at least the possibility that your home could flood. Sure, pretty much any home could flood if a pipe breaks, causing water to fill the basement. What we’re talking about specifically, however, is flash floods. Most people think that floods only occur in places like Florida or New Orleans, but the truth of the matter is that no matter where you live in the U.S., you could be subject to a flash flood.
Consider Colorado for a moment. Chances are that you’re picturing the Rocky Mountains, full of snow. You’re likely also picturing skiers and snowboarders wrapped up in heavy winter coats. Estes Park, however, a town known for its beautiful mountain scenery and quaint downtown shopping, experienced a massive flood in 2013.
Floods Can Happen Anywhere
For many residents of Northern Colorado, the rain that started falling one day in September was a bit of a surprise. Colorado, known for its snow, isn’t known for the amount of rain that it gets and residents were shocked when the rain didn’t stop. It isn’t particularly unusual for Colorado to experience a rainy day every now and then, but after a few days, people started to get worried.
As the rain continued to fall, roads and bridges were closed. People were trapped in their neighborhoods with no way out and it began to seem that the rain just wouldn’t cease. All along Highway 34 from Estes Park through Loveland and down into Greeley, people began to worry.
The Rain Keeps Coming…
According to an article on The Huffington Post, “For a while after the flood, the only roads (U.S. 36, 34 and 7) that connect Estes Park to the rest of the world were washed out in places. The 47-mile Trail Ridge Road, impassible in winter, that climbs up-up-up, over the continental divide, above the tree-line, over tundra... for a while that became their only entry and exit.”
At one point along Highway 34 just outside of Greeley, the road was completely gone.
Rocky Mountain National Park became severely damaged.
Homes along the canyon were simply uprooted and washed away.
Estimates stated that it could be years before roads were reopened.
Can Everything Go Back to Normal?
As you can probably imagine, nature has a way of resetting itself and getting back to normal. The rest of life though...well, that took a bit of hard work. According to the aforementioned Huffington Post article, if you’re walking around in Estes Park now, “The creek gurgles, in a cheerful, non-threatening, way, a picture-perfect, postcard-perfect creek. The stores are thriving, filled with happy visitors. Mama Rose’s Italian and Poppy’s Pizza and Grill, both significantly damaged last year, have lines out the door. We drove up from Boulder on U.S. 36, over section after section of what was clearly new construction. You can see damage but the surprise is that so much has been repaired. Gov. John Hickenlooper had a lot to do with that: locals share how he cut through red tape, called in the National Guard, got to work without excessive protocol.”
Is Your Home Safe?
Fortunately for the residents of Colorado, things no seem to be moving steadily back to normal. Highway 34 up to Estes Park opened again in May of this year and people prove that being resilient is human nature.
But what would you do if your home flooded? How would you react if the rain began to pour? Luckily for you, at Buy Smart Vents, our smart flood vents have been expertly designed to keep your home protected in the event of a flood. Sure, it might seem unlikely that you could experience a flood like the one that Coloradoans experienced in 2013, but then again, they didn’t think they would see a flood quite like the one they got.
It Could Even Save You Money
“Smart vent prices are probably cost prohibitive,” you might be thinking. At Buy Smart Vents, we want to ensure that if your home needs protection, you can get it at a cost that’s fair. That’s why we offer a scaling discount to each of our customers. When you buy 6 or more vents, you can get $4 off of each one. Buy a dozen smart flood vents and you get $8 off of each. Need to outfit a large house (or several houses)? When you buy 18 flood vents, you’ll get $12 off of each. It doesn’t get much better than that.
One of the biggest benefits of using smart flood vents is that it could lower your insurance cost which will more than pay for your flood vents over time. Be sure to check with your insurance provider to learn what discounts are offered in your area.
Place Your Order Today
The benefits of using smart vents are numerous and if you want to make sure your home is protected when the waters come, don’t hesitate to check out the entire line of products available at Buy Smart Vents to find the ones that will work best for your unique situation. As always, if you have any questions or need help during the process, we’re here for you. Feel free to contact us online or give us a call at 888-242-2674 and we’d be glad to help you find the right products or answer your questions. We look forward to hearing from you!