Recent Storm Damage Posts

2019 Hurricane Categories Info

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO we deal with all types damages to property, one of the most common types that we deal with is water/storm damage. On the topic of water and storm damage the hurricane season is beginning soon and with that it is important to know and understand the differences between categories and what type of damage they can produce.

Category 1 - 74-95 mph winds - Can cause damage to roof, gutters and siding. Trees may snap and there could be extensive damage to power lines.

Category 2 - 96-110 mph winds - Can cause major roof and siding damage, trees will snap and uproot, near-total power loss.

Category 3 - 111-129 mph winds - Can cause removal of roof decking, roads will be blocked by trees, power and water will be lost.

Category 4 - 130-156 mph winds - Can cause severe damage to homes, power will be lost for months, the area will be uninhabitable for months.

Category 5 - 157+ mph winds - A high percentage of homes will be destroyed, power will be lost for months, the area will be uninhabitable for months.

Use this information for when a potential storm is coming your way, and be sure to evacuate if directed to, your life if more important than your home. SERVPRO will always be there to help in the clean up.

Tornado Season 2019

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Summer is here, but it brings a long a few of its nasty friends with it. Tornado season officially began just a few months back and within that time hundreds of homes and communities have be struck by the hardship that comes when a natural disaster strikes.

Tornadoes can and will strike out of nowhere and with little to no warning, especially when one touches down during the evening or at night. It's important for you and your family to know the signs of a tornado forming, what certain public safety announcements mean (the difference between warning and watch), and how to make an emergency kit that will keep you safe and provide for you in case the worst happens. Stay safe this season, and if your home experiences disaster you know who to call.

Hurricane Season 2019

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Summer has arrived, and its brought a few of its undesirable friends. The 2019 hurricane season has start just this past weekend, and with it comes the importance of knowing what to do if one comes your way. Taking the correct steps towards safety for you and your family should take priority during a hurricane, even if it means your property may be damage in doing so.

Taking precautionary steps like setting up emergency kits and bug-out-bags is smart and will give you more time that you may need during a storm. It is also a good idea to learn and teach the differences of each category of hurricane so that everyone in your household knows the severity of what is to come. Knowing when to hunker down and wait out the storm and when to evacuate is another important task. Stay too long and your home may succumb to severe flooding and you may end up trapped. We urge you to stay safe through this years hurricane season, and if disaster strikes you know who to call.

Winter Storm Damage

2/16/2019 (Permalink)

Winter storms have the ability to leave your home in shambles. Things like extreme winds, flooding, excessive snow, ice, and more can cause severe damage to your home in a time where it is dangerous be caught outside or lost without power due to dangerously low temperatures and conditions.

Excessive snow can quickly pile up and cause damage to your home by collapsing the roof. This can further lead to things like water and mold damage now that it has entered your home.

Extreme winds can lead to shattered windows and damaged roofing/vehicles. The last thing you want during a powerful winter storm or blizzard is to have a broken window in which snow and water can accumulate and cause damage!

Ice can build up on your walk-ways and driveway and become a dangerous obstacle for you to face when leaving for work or shoveling. The last thing you need is to take a hard fall and injure yourself.

These are just a few of the ways that winter storms can leave both you and your property damaged and in need of repair. Pay attention to your weather channels and any alerts that are issued by your state/district, these could help you prevent damage to your home. Stay safe and stay warm this winter!

When Storms or Floods hit Hanover Township/BearCreek, SERVPRO is ready!

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Hanover Township/Bear Creek 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.

Faster Response

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.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit SERVPRO of Hanover Township / Bear Creek, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (570) 822-4700

Nanticoke Floods

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Nanticoke Floods Floods Happen!

In 2011, the Nanticoke, Pennsylvania area experienced an epic flood when the banks of the Susquehanna river over flowed because of rain from Tropical Storm Lee. Homes and business throughout the area were damaged or destroyed and many lives were forever changed. Did you know that flooding is the #1 cause for insurance claims? Surprisingly, most homeowners or business owners don't have flood coverage and unfortunately don't find this out until it is too late. Take the time to review your insurance policy and meet with your insurance agent to add additional coverage if needed. In the event that your home or business is affected by flooding waters, know that SERVPRO of Hanover Township / Bear Creek is here to assist you in your time of need.  

When Storms or Floods hit Hanover Township/ Bear Creek, SERVPRO is ready!

5/16/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Hanover Township/ Bear Creek 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.

Faster Response

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.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Hanover Township/ Bear Creek , we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams Storm Restoration  that are strategically located throughout the United States. 

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today- 570-722-5700