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Storms Can Quickly Become Destructive

8/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder crews help protect a damaged roof with a tarp SERVPRO of Greater Boulder crews help protect a damaged roof with a tarp from the most recent derecho storm that blew through the midwest.

Storms can quickly become not only dangerous, but extremely destructive, especially when the right conditions all line up. 

Just as recently as a couple of days ago, the midwest suffered tremendous damage from a “derecho” that blew through.  According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) a derecho is “a widespread, long-lived wind storm associated with a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms... and...while derecho winds typically are less than 100 mph, gusts as high as 130 mph have been recorded --- equivalent to those with strong EF2 tornadoes.”

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder was pulled in to help provide aid and relief to homeowners suffering from punctured rooftops and significant water losses inside their homes since the need is so vast!

Storm damage most typically leads to water damage, but fires can also result if the electricity is left on.  

Be safe after storm damage while you await our arrival and take these precautions: 

  • Shut off the source of damage.
  • Turn off electrical panel/electricity
  • Try to get up as much of the standing water as possible
  • Do NOT go into any area of your home where electricity and water have mixed
  • Pick up magazines/newspapers that can cause stains on carpet
  • Do NOT use your household vacuum cleaner since it could result in electrical shock or ruin your vacuum.

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