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How to Start Recovery After a Storm | SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties

9/19/2023 (Permalink)

Dramatic night shot of a home with visible roof damage from a recently storm and fallen debris Summer storms affecting your property? Call SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties to restore your space in no time!

Storms can be incredibly powerful and alarmingly hard to predict sometimes. Even when there is plenty of time to prepare for it, a thunderstorm can blow through harder and faster than expected and create damage everywhere it hits.

Alabama weather has always been a bit unpredictable, but we know that our warmer climate can bring strong thunderstorms and tornadoes. While these mostly occur in the spring and the summer, our mild winters still leave us vulnerable to some pretty strong storms. Heavy rains and flash flooding can never be ruled out either.

With the constant threat of severe weather always hanging around, we understand how important it is to stay prepared and heed warnings. Knowing what to do after a storm hits can be just as important to ensuring a smooth recovery.

If a storm has rolled through your neighborhood and left you with damages to clean up, take a few steps to start your recovery well.

Immediately After the Storm

After the immediate threat is over, remain aware of potential lightning or heavy rain still lingering in the area, as well as the possibility of another round of violent storms moving through. Keep a weather radio on and close by, and make sure you can get back to your safe location rather quickly if needed.

Once you know things are moving on, start contacting your loved ones to let them know you are OK and to see if they need any kind of help. If cell service is down, text messaging may still work. If you can safely exit your shelter, head out to check on those around you.

Don’t enter damaged spaces, but do look for ways to help guide anyone inside safely out. Clear debris from roadways if you are able so that emergency personnel can get in. Start taking some photos and making other documentation of the damages done, and call us at SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties. We are locally owned and operated, and with 247 availability, we are ready to start your recovery fast.

As More Time Passes

As time begins to pass after the event is over, the scope of work that lies ahead of you will become more and more clear. Keep a close eye on things around you, including hazards like nails or loose boards and the weather. Always have a way to receive weather alerts in the days following a disaster in case another severe storm heads your way.

As you are able, start taking action to prevent any further damage to your home. When our team arrives at your property, this will be their first priority and may include things like tarping your roof or removing standing water. We will do what it takes to seal everything from the elements and start your restoration quickly.

SERVPRO® works with your insurance company so that any claims filed are handled correctly. As we continue to assess the damages done, you may need to consider finding other places to house your family temporarily if your home is in great disrepair.

The best way to handle the restoration of your home is to stay as calm as possible. Living through a bad storm is scary, and seeing your home damaged afterward can be completely devastating. Do what you can to keep yourself and your family in good spirits, and rest assured that your home is in the best hands with SERVPRO.

If a storm leaves your home damaged, contact us for fast recovery. We’re here 247 when you need us.

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