Any flood where water flows over or through normally dry land is categorized as an overland flood. Causes include: Existing drainage infrastructure that is overwhelmed by severe weather High levels of precipitation over several days
Water damage to a commercial building or high-rise could mean significant expenses, downtime and a protracted recovery process. Knowing the ins and outs of water damage can help property managers identify problems before they become disasters.
On a cold morning in the Bronx, New York, in January 2022, a space heater in a duplex unit of a high-rise apartment ignited, sparking massive flames and sending thick black smoke through the nineteen floors of the apartment complex. The disaster resulted in 44 injuries and 17 deaths, including 8 children.