Prepared For Flooding? We Are!
Flooding from storm surge during a hurricane is a real threat. When we are preparing for a hurricane one of the numbers meteorologist will use to determine the damage that might occur is storm surge, the number of feet they predict the tide will be above what is considered a normal high tide. We have seen the effects of the damage from storm surge first hand in Staten Island & New York City, in coastal Rhode Island and the surrounding areas.
But more recently we have noticed an increase in damage from flooding by slow moving storms that drop an extraordinary amount of rain. These storms can cause millions of dollars in damage and in recent years have been responsible for more property damage than that of storm surge. This is because the slow moving storms can cover larger areas of the country with torrential downpours. In some cases an area might see more rainfall in a 48 hour period than they do in an entire month! This extreme rainfall causes rivers, storm drains and low-lying areas to flood and cause property damage.
SERVPRO is prepared for extreme weather events. We work tirelessly to understand the best methods for response in the immediate aftermath of and event, and to provide full remediation including any necessary construction.