Types Of Flooding

There are many different types of floods, but no matter what type it is, it can destroy a home. Floods can affect homes in any area to some degree; wherever rain falls, flooding can occur. Make sure your home is protected against common flooding in your area.

Fluvial Flooding – Fluvial flooding is when the water within a river overflows its banks and spreads across the land around it. This is often due to heavy rainfall over an extended period of time which causes a river to exceed its capacity.

Pluvial Flooding – A common misconception about floods is that they can only occur near a body of water to be considered a risk. Pluvial flooding can happen in any urban area, even at higher elevation areas that lie above coastal and river floodplains.

Flash Flooding – Water from floods usually takes time to build up, giving people in the area time to be warned in advance. However, sometimes flooding occurs quickly. Flash floods are characterized by a rapid rise of fast-moving water. Fast-moving water is extremely dangerous, as water moving at 10 MPH can exert the same pressure as winds moving at 270 MPH. A common flash-flood is considered water moving at 9 feet per second.

Ice Jam Flooding – In very cold temperatures, bodies of water often freeze. Heavy precipitation can cause chunks of ice to push together and create a dam. Behind the dam, water begins to pile up and spill over the plains around it. Eventually, the water breaks down the wall of ice, causing water and ice to rush downstream, destroying objects in its path.

Coastal Flooding – Coastal flooding occurs along the edges of oceans, seas, and other large bodies of open water. They are driven by storm surges and wave damage, such as hurricanes, tsunamis, or tropical storms.

If your home has been affected by any type of flooding, contact AAA Flood Drying for quick water removal and floor & wall drying services!