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What to Do When Your Home Is Damaged in a Storm | SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island

9/19/2023 (Permalink)

Dramatic night shot of a home with visible roof damage from a recently storm and fallen debris Summer storms affecting your property? Call SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island to restore your space in no time!

Storms may be a regular part of life, but even something that happens often can still catch you off-guard. A thunderstorm can rip through town in a matter of minutes, leaving behind more destruction than what seems possible.

This part of Texas is very familiar with the destruction that a storm can create. While thunderstorms are common year-round, in the summer we see hurricanes, tropical storms, flooding and even occasional tornadoes.

Living in a tropical climate, we know that preparations are incredibly important before a storm. Taking steps to protect your home ahead of severe weather can prevent a lot of damage, but it may not stop them all. Knowing what to do after a storm is just as important as preparing beforehand.

Always make safety a top priority as you start taking the next steps toward your recovery.

Immediately After the Storm

In the few moments after a storm has passed, take time to breathe, but don’t let your guard down. Continue to watch for lightning, rain and hail that could be lingering in the area, and listen for alerts in case another round is headed your way. Make sure you have a way to receive weather alerts and can get back to safe space quickly.

Reach out your loved ones if you have phone services to see who may need help. Text messaging may work even when cell service isn’t available, so it is crucial in your prep before a storm to let everyone know how to communicate with one another.

Check in on those around you, but avoid entering damaged buildings. Look for a safe exit, or clear a path for emergency officials. Take some pictures of your damage, and call SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island. With our 247 services, we can start your recovery right away.

As More Time Passes

After the initial shock of the storm is beginning to pass, the work that lies ahead of you will begin to unfold more clearly. Even if more than a day has passed, continue to be cautious. More storms are always a possibility, as is injuring yourself as you sort through debris. Watch for loose nails or other hazards and always have a way to receive weather alerts nearby.

The first priority of restoration should be preventing any further damages. When our crew gets to your house, they will start securing your roof, windows or anything else that needs sealing off to keep the elements out. They will also address any standing water and start drying out your property if needed. If your home is severely damaged, you may need to find a safe place to stay while the work proceeds.

At SERVPRO®, we work directly with your insurance company to ensure a smooth process throughout the entire recovery. Storm damage can be devastating, so finding ways to stay calm is crucial. With our crew on hand, your home will be as good as new faster than you could have ever imagined.

If a storm leaves your home damaged, contact us for fast recovery. We’re here 247 when you need us.

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