Recent Storm Damage Posts

Flooding in Salem, Indiana 5/19/2017

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Shown in the photo is one of the views of Salem, Indiana to show just how much water flooded the town.

A state of emergency was declared in an Indiana county Friday after flooding prompted water rescues and inundated buildings and homes in parts of the Hoosier State. 

Torrential rainfall of 4-5 inches soaked the Salem, Indiana, area in a short amount of time late Friday, according to weather.com. The rain sent the Blue River into a record flood at 20.15 feet, which crushed the previous record level of 17.1 feet set in May 2004. 

SERVPRO has been taking calls all weekend to try and assist with this devastating flood. Of course we weren't able to get to the job sites until the water in the city subsided.

They had rescuers getting people who were trapped in their vehicles out, and to safety. Now that the water has subsided a couple days later SERVPRO is able to make it to the job sites and start marketing to other home and businesses in need. SERVPRO is always on top of any flooding or catastrophic event that Mother nature deals us. While it is quite unfortunate, it is something we have no control over and SERVPRO is blessed to be able to help those in need is such desperate times.

Flood Waters RIse

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Floodwaters can rise quickly and easily wash away vehicles

n any Hurricane situations one of the greatest dangers that face residents is not only wind and rain.  Many times rising floodwaters cause the much of the damage and heartache.  Although rainfall plays a role in this, so does the storms surge that pushes water not only onshore but up rivers and tributaries, causing floodwater to reach miles inland.  These waters not only damage structures as rushing water causes foundations to erode and break loose from the ground to which they are anchored,  but also carry with them deadly bacteria and disease.  In many cases what is left behind after the water subsides, can cause great problems of its own.  The trained professionals at SERVPRO have been specially trained for these scenario's.  Let us be there for you in your time of need.

Storms Continue Inland

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Tornadoes can spin off Hurricane Storms

With Hurricane Season upon us inland communities are faced with a different threat.  As the storms travel further from the coast, the turbulent air can cause an all to familiar foe.  An all to common danger is that of a spin off tornado coming from the bands of the storm.  Much like a hurricane a tornado can produce strong winds that damage trees and homes.  However, these weather monsters can spring up with little warning.  If you find yourself affected by one of these situations and are not sure what to do next, At SERVPRO we can help.  With services that range from water mitigation, to rebuild we can help prevent further damage by providing temporary coverage of roofs, or complete rebuilding options.  We built our business on serving our communities in times of need.  Let us help you in your time of need.

First storm Makes Landfall

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Radar Image of Tropical Storm Making Landfall

As Hurricane Season begins and the first Storm of the season makes landfall, I ask are you ready.  Thousands along the gulf and Southeast where affected by the winds and rain of Alberto.  Many prepared their properties with storm shutters and sand bags as they got ready for the worst but prayed for the best.  SERVPRO's National team of Franchises is always preparing as well to serve the people in the areas hit hardest by these events.  We are always here to help whether from the damage caused by wind or rising water.  We head into these areas to help put back to pieces.  If you find yourself affected by one of these storms don't hesitate to give us a call and let us serve you in your time of need.

Hurricane Season

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Satellite Image of Massive Gulf Hurricane

Around this great nation we look forward to Summer.  The kids are out of school and many have saved vacation days all year to cash in on a week or two during this time.  It is a time of rest and relaxation, and opportunity to make family memories that will last a lifetime.  Unfortunately it also brings with it a time of anxiety for many.  With the warm air of Summer also comes Hurricane Season.  These devastating storms bring with them wind, rain and flooding.  Preparation is the key,  secure your properties the best you can and get out of path of storm when possible.  SERVPRO we can help you to rebuild the damage and will be happy to do so, but cannot replace you life.  We hope that you never need our service, but are happy to be there for you in you greatest time of need.