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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Good Friday Floods of 2019

8/28/2020 (Permalink)

Boy standing waist deep in flood waters, trees surrounding with trucks half under water This boy stands waist deep in amazement of Mother Nature's might. SERVPRO has the tools to help when her power is demonstrated.

On the night of April 18th, 2019 Northeast Georgia experienced lines of heavy thunderstorms that caused massive localized flooding throughout Hart, Franklin and Stephens counties.

Because Good Friday is an important Christian holiday, our local SERVPRO of Tri-County had closed the office and only had a skeleton crew scheduled that day.

About 6:30 am, the phones began to ring as flooded homes and businesses called for help.

In all of our area, rivers were swollen including the Savannah, Tugaloo, Seneca, Chattooga, Tallulah, and the Coleman and of course, the hundreds of creeks and brooks that feed them.  But it was the Oconee, Broad, Middle, North Fork, and South Fork rivers that jumped their banks and flooded area structures.

Emergency teams and volunteers were called in to help desperate home and business owners as they battled the rising waters.

Flood waters can be especially challenging as they also can bring mud, silt and bacteria from unsanitary sources. Quick water extraction and cleaning is vital to prevent mold, mildew and other health problems.

By day's end numerous structures had been extracted and professional grade drying equipment had been deployed.

Many thanks to those SERVPRO professionals who braved the storm water to provide critical help to our neighbors.

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