Hurricane season is heating up!
Hurricane season is heating up! August and September are the prime months for Tropical Storm and Hurricane development. Keep a close eye on tropical weather forecasts and potential impacts to your area. Forecasts give ample warnings to allow storm preparations to be completed. Please listen to the experts and take all needed preparations before storm arrival. If evacuation is ordered, you should follow that advice.
While it is important to protect your home and property, don’t forget to prepare for you and your family’s needs both during and after a storm’s impact. Below is a list of items that are good to have on hand in the event of a storm.
Don’t forget to plan for your pets as well. Extra pet food and a pet carrier or indoor kennel may be needed as outdoor pets will need to be brought inside during the storm or taken with you if evacuation is ordered.
SERVPRO of Pitt/Greene Counties specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
We also have equipment and teams ready to go at SERVPRO of Pitt/Greene Counties in case you have an emergency.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit Pitt and Greene counties, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
Before the storm hits make sure you have a basic disaster kit ready. Having these supplies ahead of time will save you the frustration of going to the store right before the storm hits. Below are some recommended supplies for your kit:
- Battery-operated lanterns
- Battery-operated radio
- Extra batteries
- Can Opener (non-electric)
- Duct Tape
- Extra blankets
- Clean Clothes
- First Aid Kit
- Food (3 day supply)
- Garbage bags
- Dust Mask
- Every homeowner can do things around your home now to save you time when you need it.
- Move furniture away from windows
- Remove outdoor items
- Anchor / secure non-moveable outdoor items (tables, swing sets, trampolines, etc.)
- Fill gas tanks of vehicles
- Fill propane tanks (may need for cooking if power is out)
- Board up windows
- Get extra cash
- Trim dead branches from trees
- Store important documents in waterproof containers
- Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today at (252) 329-7205 or (252) 637-7274