The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced through a press release last June 6, 2013 that it is coordinating with the Ventura County Watershed Protection District to update existing flood hazard information. The two agencies came up with detailed maps that should help point out flood-prone areas in the region. FEMA has since distributed the maps to community officials, business owners, and the local populace in an effort to raise flood safety awareness.
Water may be the source of all life, but it can be a destructive force as well. Ventura County has seen its fair share of floods, with each instance incurring serious property damage. Residents are, thus, advised to take every necessary precaution during bouts of heavy rain. As soon as a flood has sufficiently subsided, it would be wise to call in professional cleaning services to address water damage in Thousand Oaks and other parts of the Greater Los Angeles Area. (more…)