Recent Storm Damage Posts

Spring and Summer Storms can be Beautiful, but Dangerous

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is ready to help in the event a storm damages your home or business.

With the weather heating up in Eastern North Carolina it is starting to feel like Summer, but this also brings increased chances of threatening storms. Spring and Summer storms can pose a risk for flooding, damaging winds, and possible hail. Make sure to stay updated with your local weather station to make a plan for any disaster and take extra precaution to prepare for flooding if you live in or near a flood zone or low lying area. Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. We hope everyone stays safe as these storms pop up, but SERVPRO of Wilson/Nashville is always ready to help our community in an emergency situation.

When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO is ready!

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wilson/Nashville 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.

Faster Response

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.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit, 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.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today! 252-291-4492

Looming Hurricane Season A reminder that NC must do more to Mitigate flood risk

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Green shaded area on map represent flood zone for Tar River. Most of Nash County and part of Wilson County fall in that zone.

WRAL Weather News:

"The early season warning delivered by Subtropical Storm Alberto – that North Carolina is especially susceptible to storm surge and flooding – coincides with a series of state studies examining how to prevent or alleviate future catastrophic events.

Hurricane season officially {started June 1st}, marking almost two years since Hurricane Matthew produced the catastrophic rain that filled rivers and streams and swamped homes and communities along the Tar River, to the tune of over $100 million in damages. For towns like Princeville, Tarboro, Rocky Mount and Greenville, it was the second "once-in-a-lifetime" storm to hit in 19 years.

The state agrees, and North Carolina Emergency Management has been working on solutions that go beyond raising or moving buildings and building higher levees. The studies also look for ways to slow down the flooding well upstream.

One idea is to ease the pressure on rivers, slowing flooding before it spreads.

North Carolina Emergency Management Assistant Director John Dorman outlined a plan to build wet reservoirs – essentially new lakes – along the Tar and at the top of Fishing Creek, and/or to establish dry reservoirs on Stony and Swift creeks, simple, low-lying areas that can be used as ballfields and parks, but when catastrophic rain falls, then can collect water like reserve bathtubs.

"You basically allow the water to raise up, but you've got the drain. The drain doesn't let all the water run out at one time, it runs out slowly," Dorman said.

Improvements could cut the cost of a future Hurricane Matthew-level event by more than half, but they'd be costly to implement. Buying and building the detention areas would cost tens of millions of dollars and take decades. And structures in the floodplain would still need to be elevated or moved.

The decisions will be made by state and local leaders, but the data gives them many options to consider.

For residents tired of the Tar River's rising water, any and every option is welcome news to keep history from repeating.

"We have struggled for so long in eastern North Carolina," said Princeville Mayor Bobbie Jones.

https://www.wral.com/flash-flooding-likely-as-alberto-brings-heavy-afternoon-rain/17587209/

Winter Storm Grayson

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

A Class 3 Water Damage, most likely came from overhead and virtually saturated the materials in the entire area.

Thanks to our dedicated SERVPRO Employees, we have succeeded in delivering the customers fast and effective Mitigation & Drying Services in the Wilson & Nash County areas that have been immediately affected by Winter Storm Grayson.

Commercial Companies, large and small, have been significantly impacted by the extremely cold weather that this Coastal storm brought to Eastern North Carolina.  Companies, such as BB&T, had suffered a massive water damage when their sprinkler system froze and burst.  It had caused tons of gallons of water to dump over at least 1/4 of the first floor.  A few of the technicians reported being "ankle-deep in water" where several inches of water had accumulated rapidly over the entire affected area.  A job that had started at 3:00/3:30 PM in the afternoon took several hours to mitigate keeping our crews working well into the evening.

A couple other Commercial properties suffered a similar fate.  One Customer in particular had some wonderful feedback and praises for the After Hours Emergency Response Team that travelled to his Commercial property at 4:30/5:00 AM where a broken pipe had been pouring water out of the ceiling and onto the floor.  Virtually the entire structure had been affected with water.  The team stayed on-site well into the late morning extracting water and laying out drying equipment as an attempt at keeping businesses open and running.  This yielded successful results.

A large number of Residences sustained both major and minor water damage to their homes.  The most common cause of loss reported was frozen pipes in the Attic.  As the temperature is predicted to fluctuate for the next week or more, we predict there will be more damages to occur and even more secondary damages.  If you have not already gathered supplies or did not have enough to prepare it is important to make note of what will be needed and stock up for the next time a storm such as this comes around.  It is only the beginning of January, chances are there will be another opportunity.

FREE Emergency Ready Profile - Storm Season Preparedness

9/20/2017 (Permalink)

Contact your local SERVPRO Office for more information regarding this FREE Service.

Let me ask you something, imagine if you're at lunch and suddenly you get a panicked call from the office because there is a gas leak, or maybe water is pouring out of a broken pipe under the sink. Would you be able to direct them how to shut-off the gas or water? Whether you are away for lunch, on vacation, or if it's after hours, wouldn't it be nice to have access to your vital building data and emergency contact information directly from your smart phone, 24/7?  SERVPRO has developed a convenient application that organizes this information for you...all at your fingertips!  

SERVPRO is a national sponsor of the American Red Cross' Ready Rating program, and as part of our community service, we are helping local businesses prepare for disasters.  The application is also available for residents, call today for more information!

We are having an active Hurricane season this year, will you be ready?

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When Storms or Floods hit Eastern North Carolina, SERVPRO is ready!

3/22/2017 (Permalink)

Our FREE Emergency Ready Profile is a great remind that we are only a phone call away, especially during a disaster. Call and ask about it today!

SERVPRO of Wilson/Nashville 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.

Faster Response

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.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit the Wilson or Nash County area, 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.

http://www.SERVPROwilsonnashville.com/storm-flooding-restoration

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (252)-291-4492