How to Prepare and Respond to a Flood in Your High-Rise Building
A flood – one of the most common natural disasters – can also be the most detrimental for high-rise buildings. The nature of these buildings makes them particularly vulnerable to flooding caused by severe storms. “Vulnerability doesn’t have to equate to disaster,” said Tal Eyal, president of FS Project Management, a subsidiary of FirstService Residential. “Management, boards and residents can do a lot to keep people safe and to minimize property loss during a flood. It’s a matter of taking what we’ve learned and applying it to all high-rises – especially in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, which was the most destructive storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season.” With that, let’s take a look at how you can minimize risks of a flood in your high-rise building – and meet the challenges of flooding, should it occur. Read the article…………..