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Hurricane Joaquin

10/2/2015 (Permalink)

Hurricane Joaquin

Hurricane Joaquin is still a major hurricane at category 4 strength with maximum sustained winds at 130 mph. Impacts along the east coast are still possible including: minor coastal flooding and strong gusty winds.

Storm and flood damage can be devastating. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park has the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

We specialize in water and storm damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO’s technicians have extensive water damage restoration training that enables us to get you back to normal.

Hurricanes have the power to cause widespread devastation, and can affect both coastal and inland areas. Protect yourself and your property, here are steps to take now so that you can act quickly at a time when every second counts.

Before a Hurricane:

  • To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
  • Know your surroundings
  • Learn the elevation level of your property and whether the land is flood-prone.
  • Identify levees and dams in your area and determine whether they pose a hazard to you.
  • Learn community hurricane evacuation routes and how to find higher ground.
  • Make plans to secure your property
  • Cover all of your home's windows
  • Install straps or additional clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure.
  • Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed so they are more wind resistant.
  • Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
  • Reinforce your garage
  • Plan to bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.
  • Determine how and where to secure your boat.
  • Install a generator for emergencies.
  • If in a high-rise building, when high winds are present, be prepared to take shelter on a lower floor because wind conditions increase with height, and in a small interior room without windows.
  • SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park provides emergency water restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

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