Storm Damage from Hurricane Matthew
SERVPRO Provides Professional Restoration After Storms and Hurricanes
Hurricane Matthew hit the Eastern Coast just recently, and with it, affected many states with terrible storm damage. According to the NOS tide gauge at Fernandina Beach (operated by NOAA), Florida experienced a peak surge of 9.88 feet above normal on October 7th. Hurricane Matthew hit the Southern States of the U.S. Further, it has been reported that due to the damages and loss of life, that Matthew has become the deadliest Atlantic hurricane since Stan in 2005. With an estimated 6 Billion dollars in damage, Hurricane Matthew dumped enough rain to fill the Rose Bowl 163,000 times.
Storm damage in Jacksonville post-hurricane is stressful and more than inconvenient. Life right after a hurricane can profoundly affect your home, your workplace, and your life. Once you have found your way to safety, it is important to know who to call. SERVPRO has the expert knowledge needed to safely traverse your damaged home, remove water damage, get rid of all debris, and begin the restoration process with the respect and professionalism you deserve.
Staying Safe After a Hurricane
The aftermath of a massive storm such as a hurricane can be difficult. Many dangers exist after your home has been flooded or damaged in any way by a storm. These dangers can not only harm you but could even take your life.
Personal hazards that occur in a water damaged home include wading in high water levels to save belongings, getting stuck in confined spaces, slipping, falling, and being exposed to chemicals or dangerous toxins as a result of flooding. It does not take a lot of standing water in your home to present these dangers. Swiftly moving floods can drown you, stay out of vehicles.
One such contamination is the unknowns that lie in the storm water. Surges combined with groundwater runoff lead to biohazards including infectious waste, chemicals, fertilizers, pathogens, and molds. It can be dangerous or worse to become exposed to these toxins if you wade in the water damage.
SERVPRO professionals know personally how hazardous water damage restoration can be. This is why we promote a safety-first attitude among our employees as well as you, our clients and neighbors. Our Emergency Storm Teams are located throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada. These semi-trailers and vehicles are stocked with heavy duty equipment and products to grapple with flooding and fire damage related events.
Contact SERVPRO of Jacksonville South at (904) 762-8066 if you have been affected by a recent hurricane and are in need of water damage removal and restoration. Our staff is at your disposal 24/7 with our Emergency Services. Let us put your mind at ease!