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In a disaster, SERVPRO is "Ready for whatever happens."

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

When a storm or disaster strikes, SERVPRO's disaster Recovery Team is poised and "Ready for whatever happens." With a network of more then 1,700 Franchises, the SERVPRO system strives to be faster to any size disaster. Strategically located through the United States, SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team is trained and equipped to handle the largest storms and highest flood waters. Providing experience, manpower, equipment, and other resources, the Disaster Recovery Teams assist our you local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals. SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery team has responded to hundreds of disaster events. In the after math of a disaster, there is only one objective, to help you make it "Like it never even happened."

2017 Hurricane Harvey: Category 4 Hurricane Harvey hit Texas on August 26 with winds of 130 mph. The hurricane made a second landfall just hours later and lingered over Southeast Texas for about two days, dropping more than 40 inches of rain.On August 29, Harvey made a third landfall in Louisiana . Following the storm, and estimated 550 storm screws were deployed, representing more than 240 SERVPRO Franchises. Those numbers, in addition to are Franchises, placed more than 1,000 crews in storm-affected areas. Crews traveled from as far as California, Washington, Wisconsin, and New York.

2016 Houston, TX, Flooding: In April, a nearly stationary mesoscale convective system developed over Houston, resulting in widespread rainfall rates of 2-4 inches per hour. This was a historic flooding event for Harris County, which saw a total of nearly 18 inches of accumulated rainfall. The storm team dispatched 81 crews to over 360 jobs, mitigating over $3 million in damages.

2015 Siberian Express: Record sub-zero temperatures caused major problems for a large portion of the country stretching from Florida to Maine.  The Midwest also experienced record-breaking low temperatures, resulting in frozen pipes and ice dams causing major problems for residents. The Storm Team dispatched a total of 257 crews from 108 franchises to assist local SERVPRO Franchises, completing nearly 2,000 jobs.

2014 Mid-Atlantic Flooding: Rainfall rates up to 2 inches per hour cause major flash flooding stretching from Northeast Ohio all the way up to Portland, Maine. Eastern Michigan and Baltimore, Maryland, were also impacted, creating over 1,381 jobs for the Storm Team to produce. A total of 82 SERVPRO Franchises and 173 crews mitigated over $4.3 million in damages while assisting the local franchises. 

2014 Polar Vortex: Record low temperatures caused by a break in the North Pole's polar vortex resulted in an unprecedented freezing event, spanning from east of the Rocky Mountains to as far as South Central Florida, affecting all or part oft he 39 states and 70 percent of the SERVPRO Franchise System.

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