A recent spring storm brought heavy rain that caused flooding in the Washington D.C. area, according to a WJLA report:
A storm bringing heavy rain and flooding is complicating travel and knocking out power in the mid-Atlantic region.
The National Weather Service has issued flash flood watches and warnings around the region through Friday afternoon.
Transportation officials around the region are closing flooded roads as heavy rains move through early Friday and emergency officials are reporting rescues of motorists stranded in high water.
The Maryland Transit Administration suspended MARC’s Brunswick line service because of trees on the track. Wind restrictions in effect on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge prohibit vehicles susceptible to high winds.
Precipitation is usually high during spring. Nevertheless, it is still difficult to predict what Mother Nature has in store for us. That is why we need to prepare ahead of time to minimize the damage and to keep our property and family safe and sound. Aside from arranging emergency supplies and equipment, you should also invest in some necessary improvements that will serve as more permanent and cost-effective solutions.
It is important that your home, especially your roofing in Washington DC, is ready to protect you from all kinds of weather disturbances like heavy rain and strong winds. Check for leaks or damaged parts and immediately repair them to minimize damage to your interiors and other parts that could cost you more money.
Roof Masters is your reliable partner, rain or shine. We have an emergency response team who is ready to serve homes, before and after devastating storms. Out services are available not only in the D.C. area but also throughout Maryland. So if your roofing in Germantown, Potomac, and Silver Spring is not yet ready for a surprise visit of from a storm, call us now to schedule an inspection.
(Article Excerpt from ‘Rain batters D.C. area, threatens flooding in low-lying area’ by The Associated Press, WJLA.com, May 16, 2014; Article Excerpt from ‘D.C.-area power outages from Friday’s torrential rain’, WJLA.com, May 16, 2014)