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When a Storm Brings Disaster | SERVPRO of Tri-County

5/1/2024 (Permalink)

Dramatic night shot of a home with visible roof damage from a recently storm and fallen debris Summer storms affecting your property? Call SERVPRO of Tri-County to restore your space in no time!

Severe weather can catch you off-guard, even when you have had time to prepare for it. Thunderstorms can move fast and gain strength quickly, blowing into and out of your life before you even really know what has happened.

The Tri-County area may be a beautiful place to live, especially with Toccoa Falls so nearby, but we can also have some pretty extreme weather from time to time. Georgia weather in general is warm and humid, which means thunderstorms, tornadoes and torrential rainfall are possible year-round. Flash floods are a common threat, particularly when the weather gets worse during the spring and summer months.

With our constantly changing Georgia weather, we understand how important it is to be prepared for a storm. Being prepared to handle storm damage after a severe system has moved out can be just as important, too.

With a few easy steps, you can ensure your recovery starts quick and moves smoothly if you face damage when a storm brings disaster.

Immediately After the Storm

In the moments after a storm has passed, stay alert and prepared for lingering thunder and lightning, heavy rains and the potential for other rounds of severe storms. Keep a weather radio or other device that can alert you to a warning at hand everywhere you go, and make sure you can get back to your shelter quickly.

As things begin to quiet down outside, start contacting you loved ones to let them know you are OK and to see who needs help. If there is no cell service, you may still be able to reach people via text. Go out if you can safely do so and physically check on those around you.

Don’t go into damaged buildings or houses, but do search for those that may need to be safely guided out of a damaged house. Clear an access path for emergency personnel in both the street and driveways as much as you are able.

Once you have made sure everyone is safe around you, start taking photos and documenting your personal damage while you call SERVPRO of Tri-County. We are right around the corner, and with 247 service, we are ready to start your restoration the moment the storm rolls out.

As More Time Passes

As time begins to pass, the extent of the damage will become clearer. It’s crucial as you move forward on your recovery to stay vigilant for other potential hazards. You need to be aware of loose debris items such as nails and boards, and continue to keep an eye on the weather. Always have two ways to receive weather alerts in case more severe weather starts to move in.

One of the top priorities of our team will be to secure your home from any other damage. We can tarp roofs and seal broken windows, as well as remove any standing water. It is our goal to start your recovery quickly, so we will do what it takes to keep the elements out of your home and save as much of your belongings as possible.

SERVPRO® works hand in hand with your insurance company, which means you have one less thing to worry about. As the full extent of your damage comes to light, you may need to consider finding a place for your family to stay as the recovery proceeds.

One of the most important things you can do is to remain calm through the whole recovery. Getting through a severe storm is scary, but seeing your home damaged can be completely devastating. With a crew of professionals working to put your home back together around the clock, you can rest assured your life will be back to normal in no time.

If a storm leaves your home damaged, contact us for fast recovery. We’re here 247 when you need us.

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