Sump Pump Failure During a Storm in Kimberly
Strong storms went through the area and a failure of this homeowner's sump pump left standing water in the basement. Any water that accumulates around your home's foundation drains into a sump crock or pit in your basement. There is a pump in that pit that pumps the water up and out of your basement and away from your home. If the pump stops working, the crock or pit will overflow and you will have water in your basement.
This basement was unfinished, so the clean up was relatively easy and inexpensive for the homeowner. If however, this basement had been finished with drywall, woodwork, carpet, more furniture etc...the mitigation process and rebuilding of the basement to restore it to it's original state would have been much more expensive. If your basement is finished it's important to check with your insurance agent to ensure you 1) have coverage for a failed sump pump 2) have adequate coverage to both mitigate the water loss as well as rebuild to the original state.