Flooding Damage

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  • Living room flooded with water

Flood Cleanup Must-Do’s

Natural disasters in Pensacola, FL can wreak havoc on your home. Floods are no exception. The first step to dealing with a flood is to be prepared. Ensuring the safety of you and your family is the top priority. Connecting to your community alert system, gathering supplies and performing home maintenance are all good ideas. […]

  • Flood Insurance for Homeowners

Flood Insurance Reform: New Law Helps Policyholders Keep Coverage Affordable

On March 21, 2014, President Obama signed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 into law. This law repeals and modifies certain provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, which was enacted in 2012. FEMA looks forward to working with Congress, the private Write Your Own Insurance Companies and other stakeholders to implement […]

  • National Weather Service.

National Weather Service Water Resources

The NWS homepage, www.weather.gov, provides up to date weather and water advisory, watch, and warning information for the U.S. and its territories. However, the NWS provides many additional resources to help emergency managers, public officials and private citizens make water decisions.

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS)
AHPS provides a suite of river and flood forecasts and water […]

  • Flood hazards.

Flood Hazards

A flood is defined as any high flow, overflow, or inundation of water that causes or threatens damage. Flooding can occur with prolonged rainfall over several days, intense rainfall over a short period of time, or when water from an existing source moves too quickly (i.e. snowmelt, dam break, etc.). Brief descriptions of the various […]

  • Driving in floodwaters.

Turn Around Don’t Drown

Turn Around Don’t Drown, or TADD for short is an NOAA National Weather Service campaign used to educate people about the hazards of driving a vehicle or walking through flood waters. This year is the 10th anniversary of the TADD program. Hundreds of signs depicting the message have been erected at low water crossings during the […]

  • National Flood Safety Awareness Week

National Flood Safety Awareness Week March 16th – March 22nd

ServiceMaster Restoration Services is happy to support and spread the word about National Flood Safety Awareness Week. Below is some information from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.

On average, flooding causes more property damage in the United States than any other weather-related event. It is a threat to life and property that can […]

  • Severe weather preparedness.

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week – March 2-8th, 2014

Be a Force of Nature: Take the next step during National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.

Severe Weather Preparedness Week started in 2012 with the previous year during the same week, spawning more than 300 tornadoes, claiming hundreds of lives and ranking as one of the largest tornado outbreaks in US History. In 2011 ServiceMaster restored […]

  • Freezing rain.

Freezing Rain: Why it’s So Dangerous and How to Stay Safe

Here is a great article from The Weather Channel. Cold weather will cause some trees to explode by freezing the sap, because it contains water, which expands as it freezes, creating a sound like a gunshot. The sound is produced as the tree bark splits, with the wood contracting as […]

  • Hurricane Sandy

Extreme Weather Poses Huge Risk to Cities Worldwide: Experts

In this article, Business Insurance and CNBC discuss how extreme weather poses a risk for big cities worldwide.

Experts have said that extreme weather poses a huge risk to the world economy and some of the largest cities across the world risk being caught unprepared, CNBC reported. […]

  • Polar vortex safety information.

ServiceMaster Restore Fielding a Record Number of Calls During the Polar Vortex

As Freezing Temperatures Continue to Grip the Nation, Home and Business Owners Contend with Frozen Pipes, Flooding, Potential Nightmare. ServiceMaster Restore disaster experts fielding a record number of calls and mobilizing quickly to help homes and businesses recover from expensive water damage. MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Following the massive polar vortex and sub-freezing temperatures that […]