Recent Storm Damage Posts

Are you prepared for Winter storms?

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

Do you know how much damage Winter storms can actually cause? Heavy snowfalls, flooding, icy roads and walkways, extreme wind speeds and much more that can cause severe damage to your home or property. Being caught out without shelter or power and no preparation could potentially mean life or death. Having a plan in the event of an emergency is always a great idea along with multiple "go bags" ready to go ASAP!

Excessive snowfall can cause damage to your home by adding excess weight to the roof and potentially causing it to cave in on itself.

High wind speeds have the possibility of throwing dangerous objects at your home or through your windows, while also damaging any vehicles left out in the storm. 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 while shoveling. You don't want to take a hard fall and injure yourself.

These examples are just a fraction of the ways that Winter storms impact people across the country yearly. Pay attention to your weather channels and make note of any alerts that are issued by your state/district, these could help you prevent damage to your home. Put together a plan with your family and practice it frequently if you have little ones, make sure to keep long shelf life supplies ready to go and stored away as well! Stay safe and stay warm this winter!

Do you know the proper steps to take during a severe storm?

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

Storms have the ability to appear out of the blue, especially during the summer months, that said it is important that you and your families understand the proper steps to take when a severe storm rolls in that could potentially become dangerous.

Firstly, if you are not home seek out sturdy shelter. Rain and hail are secondary concerns when dealing with large storms because once the winds pick up they flying debris becomes much more common / dangerous. 

Secondly,  if you are unable to find shelter and are caught out try to find a low point along the ground. Taking cover this way will help avoid potential flying debris, winds, lightning, and even tornadoes. One of the best things you can do if you are caught out with a tornado baring down on your is to find a deep ditch and curl up in it, focusing protection to your head and face.

Third, if you can't find conventional shelter a vehicle will do, the most important thing is to find somewhere to hunker down and take cover.

Lastly, be sure to stay updated on the severity of the storm via your radio, phone, or television.

Stay safe and remember, SERVPRO is always here to help!

Natural Disaster Emergency Kit Awareness

6/26/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know that as many as 48.5% of United States homes don't have an emergency kit ready to go in the event of a natural disaster or home emergency? As simple as the concept of it is, an emergency kit could quite literally save your life in the event of a natural disaster like a hurricane or tornado!

Packing things like travel food, clean water along with a few extra clothes, important medicine or medical supplies, and more things that would help in the event of such a disaster like blankets, equipment you can use (Flashlights, lanterns, canteens, etc). All of these things can be stored in something as simple as a duffel bag so that if or when the time comes you can grab it and go!

Remember, SERVPRO is here to help in any and every way that we can! 

2020 Hurricane Categories Info

6/11/2020 (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.

Hurricane Season 2020

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

Summer is almost here, and with it comes a few of its undesirable friends. The 2020 hurricane season is just around the corner, and with it comes the importance of knowing what to do if a hurricane were to come your way. Making sure that you and your family are following the proper steps and precautions when dealing with a hurricane is important. You and your family's lives are more important than potential property damage.

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.

Tornado Season 2020

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

Summer is only just a few weeks away and with it comes some of its nasty friends. 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. It is important to lay out steps and safety measures in the event that one of these disasters strikes where you live. It always pays to be prepared.

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.

Be Ready for Winter Storms!

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

Do you know the true power that Winter storms possess? Heavy snowfall, flooding, ice, extreme wind speeds, and much more can cause severe damage to your home during a time where being caught without shelter or power could potentially mean life or death. It is always wise to have a plan set in place and one or more "go" bags ready to be used in a moment's notice!

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. Put together a plan with your family and practice it a lot if you have little ones, make sure to keep long shelf life supplies ready to go and stored away as well! Stay safe and stay warm this winter!

Do you know what to do during a severe storm?

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

Storms can happen out of nowhere, especially during the Summer, so it is important that you and your loved ones understand what to do if a severe storm rolls in that looks like it could be potentially dangerous. 

First, if you are outdoors seek out shelter. While the rain may get you wet that shouldn't be your main concern when dealing with a large storm. Wind speeds normally rise during large storms and flying debris can be dangerous. 

Second, if you can't get to shelter, even a car will do, the best thing you can do is find cover in a low point. Depending on the storm this will protect you from winds, lightning (due to you going to a lower altitude), and even tornadoes. One of the best things you can do if you are caught out with a tornado baring down on you is to find a ditch and curl up in it, protecting your face and head.

Lastly, be sure to listening to news stations on the radio or television to understand the severity of the storm. Be on the look out for tornado watches and warnings.

Stay safe and remember, SERVPRO is here to help!

Natural Disaster Emergency Kit Awareness

6/22/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that as many as 48.5% of United States homes don't have an emergency kit ready to go in the event of a natural disaster or home emergency? As simple as the concept of it is, an emergency kit could quite literally save your life in the event of a natural disaster like a hurricane or tornado!

Packing things like travel food, clean water along with a few extra clothes, important medicine or medical supplies, and more things that would help in the event of such a disaster like blankets, equipment you can use (Flashlights, lanterns, canteens, etc). All of these things can be stored in something as simple as a duffel bag so that if or when the time comes you can grab it and go!

Remember, SERVPRO is here to help in any and every way that we can! 

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.

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)

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