Recent Storm Damage Posts
Severe Thunderstorms Cause Damage Throughout Georgia
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According to the National Weather Service, severe thunderstorms are officially defined as storms that are capable of producing hail that is an inch or larger or wind gusts over 58 mph. Hail this size can damage property such as plants, roofs and vehicles.
Wind this strong is able to break off large branches, knock over trees or cause structural damage to trees. Some severe thunderstorms can produce hail larger than softballs or winds over 100 mph, so please pay attention to the weather so you know when severe storms are possible.
Thunderstorms also produce tornadoes and dangerous lightning; heavy rain can cause flash flooding.
What should you do when the lightning and thunder stops and it looks likes the severe thunderstorm is over?
Stay Informed: Continue listening to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio to stay updated about severe thunderstorm watches and warnings. More severe thunderstorms could be headed your way.
Contact Your Family and Loved Ones: Let your family and close friends know that you're okay so they can help spread the word. Text messages or social media are more reliable forms of communication than phone calls.
Assess the Damage: After you are sure the severe weather threat has ended, check your property for damages. When walking through storm damage, wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and sturdy shoes. Contact local authorities if you see power lines down. Stay out of damaged buildings. Be aware of insurance scammers if your property has been damaged.
Help Your Neighbor: If you come across people that are injured and you are properly trained, if needed, provide first aid to victims until emergency response team members arrive.
SERVPRO of Valdosta is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.
SERVPRO of Valdosta specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
SERVPRO of Valdosta is here to help (229) 244-1466.
Hurricanes And Flooding, What You Can Do Ahead Of The Storm
According to The Federal Emergency Management Agency Flooding is the most common, and most expensive, natural disaster in the United States. Just 1 inch of water pooled in a single-story, 1,000 square-foot home can cause close to $11,000 worth of damage; 1 foot of water in a 2,500 square-foot single-story home can cause more than $29,000 in damage.
The National Hurricane Program (NHP) provides data, resources and technical assistance for hurricane evacuation planning and response for state, local, tribal, territorial and federal government partners. The National Hurricane Program is a partnership between FEMA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the NOAA National Hurricane Center.
Here are some simple steps from FEMA you can take to prepare yourself and your family. For complete list visit FEMA's official website.
Know your Evacuation Route
Check with local officials about what shelter spaces are available this year. Don’t forget, coronavirus may have altered your community’s plans.
Have enough food, water and other supplies for every member of your family to last several days. Consider the unique needs of your family, such as supplies for pets or medication for seniors. Adding extra masks, soap, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes or general household cleaning supplies can help to protect you from COVID-19 when you evacuate to a shelter.
Make an Emergency Plan
Make sure everyone in your household knows and understands your hurricane plan. Don’t forget a plan for the office, daycare center, school and any other locations you frequent.
Plan with Disability in Mind
No two people are the same: each of us moves through, functions in and navigates the world differently. It is important to make your emergency plan based on what works best for you.
Creating a support network or planning ahead with accessible transportation can ensure that you stay safe when disaster strikes. Visit Ready.gov/disability for more information on how to plan if, for example, you are blind, hard of hearing or have sensory disabilities.
SERVPRO of Valdosta specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
If you have storm damage or questions about restoration call us SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.
Fast Response To Valdosta Storm Damage
When an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.
Lightning strikes the U.S. 25 million times a year, which sometimes results in death or permanent injury. You are safest indoors, or inside a hard-topped enclosed vehicle. This is according to the National Weather Service.
During high winds, tree damage is expected, and loose objects can become airborne and dangerous. You are safest indoors, away from windows, in an interior room.
Storm Knowledge Watch vs. Warning
A Severe Thunderstorm WATCH means Be Prepared. Stay informed and be ready to act, because severe thunderstorms are possible.
A Severe Thunderstorm WARNING means Take Action! Take shelter in a strong building, because severe weather is occurring or will occur shortly.
There’s never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.
Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes.
SERVPRO of Valdosta provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
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Valdosta Storms Can Be Unpredictable, Are You Prepared?
According to the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) knowing what to do when you see a tornado, or when you hear a tornado warning, can help protect you and your family.
During a tornado, people face hazards from extremely high winds and risk being struck by flying and falling objects. After a tornado, the wreckage left behind poses additional injury risks. Although nothing can be done to prevent tornadoes, there are actions you can take for your health and safety.
In Your Home During A Tornado
The (NCEH) recommends that if you are at home during a tornado, pick a place in the home where family members can gather if a tornado is headed your way. One basic rule is AVOID WINDOWS. An exploding window can injure or kill.
The safest place in the home is the interior part of a basement. If there is no basement, go to an inside room, without windows, on the lowest floor. This could be a center hallway, bathroom, or closet.
In Your Car
The (NCEH) warns the least desirable place to be during a tornado is in a motor vehicle. Cars, buses, and trucks are easily tossed by tornado winds.
DO NOT TRY TO OUTRUN A TORNADO IN YOUR CAR. If you see a tornado, stop your vehicle. Do not get under your vehicle.
Calling For Professional Help After A Storm
If your home has experienced storm damage it's important to get professional help quickly. Call SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466. A certified, trained technician will take care of the damage. Our experts have the knowledge and equipment to restore your home or business.
When a storm hits your Valdosta home or business, you need help immediately. Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.
Hurricane preparedness tips.
Ready to help
Once again NOAA Predicts an above Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season. With a prediction of 13-19 named storms and 3-6 of them to be of a major impact to the Atlantic Seaboard. What you do now greatly helps to determine your safety and the ability to better deal with the outcome. We have added some suggestions to help prepare a hurricane kit.
- Non-perishable food (3 days worth for each person in your home)
- A flashlight with fresh batteries
- A weather radio
- A First Aid Kit
- Copies of important documents
- An Emergency Blanket
- A map of the area
- A fully charged portable battery for cell phones
No one knows your family better than you and it goes to serve that you could add to this box to better fit your family's needs. As we always hope the hurricanes will not make landfall and impact homes, we are prepared and ready to help when they do. SERVPRO of Valdosta is on Standby and we are READY to Help.