Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti very hard and now is making its way to Florida, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. The governors in these areas have declared states of emergency and demanded everyone in evacuation zones leave at once before the deadly storm strikes. The extreme winds of a major hurricanes and storms can do a lot of damage. Hurricane Matthew’s winds are 140mph and destroying anything in its path.
Storm damage is not a joke. In the PNW we don’t see a lot of major storms; but when we do SERVPRO of South & West Seattle is right there to help you. When dealing with storm damage immediate action is very crucial for your home or building. SERVPRO of South & West Seattle is part of a national network of over 1,650 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teamsset in place throughout the country in times of large scale disasters.
What to do to be prepared
Here are some tips on what you can do:
- Look for potential hazards on your property
- Branches leaning over 45 degrees over your roof
- Anything close to utility lines
- Check your gutters, remove debris to prevent water damage
During the storm:
- Follow all guidelines for evacuations
- Don’t hesitate to get help
- Stock up on non-perishable foods, drinks (water and drinks with electrolytes), gas, batteries, etc.
- Prepare in advance
After the storm:
- Stay clear from all utility lines, trees, hanging branches, unsecure areas
- Evaluate what you can and can’t handle for cleanup
- Call SERVPRO of South/ West Seattle for cleanup and emergency services
Let us be faster than any disaster and call SERVPRO of South & West Seattle when catastrophe strikes.