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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Overland Flooding Predicted for Low-lying Areas of Beltrami County?

5/23/2023 (Permalink)

A road is closed due to flooding. We restore storm damage 24 hours a day in Bemidji.

Our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams witness firsthand the damage flooding can cause to homes and commercial properties in Beltrami County. The combination of snow and warmer temperatures can cause a rapid thaw that may lead to overland flooding when streams and drainage areas cannot handle the volume of water from the thaw.

The Bemidji Pioneer urges people with basements and lower-level walkouts or entries to make sure water is flowing away from the home and check to see that sump pumps are in working condition. If your home experienced flooding last year, make sure all drainage areas are clear and rain gutters and downspouts are free of debris.

Here are some tips from the National Weather Service for staying safe while driving in flood conditions:

Flood Condition Driving Safety Rules

  • Avoid already flooded and high-velocity flow areas. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. If you enter a flowing stream and the water gets above your knee, TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN.
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions
  • If floodwaters rise around your car, but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the vehicle and enter the moving water.

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When you have flooding damage in your home or commercial business in Bemidji, our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing team can help. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

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