Floods cause significant damage to buildings and other structures like bridges, destroy crops and result in loss of life. They affect power transmission and increase the risk of waterborne diseases such as typhoid, giardia, and cholera. They also damage the insulation of your home and reduce its quality considerably.
Do you live in a heavy rainfall area or a coastal region? They are at a greater risk of getting flooded. A tropical cyclone or a tsunami in these places leads to severe water inundation. Streams and rivers can also submerge low-lying areas adjacent to them when their water level rises. Houses located in these zones tend to suffer severe structural damage during a flood.