Recent Storm Damage Posts

Emergency Kits for Natural Disasters

6/24/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Emergency Kits for Natural Disasters Be Prepared!

First aid kits, or emergency kits, are too important to put them together when a disaster strikes.  Natural disasters usually happen suddenly, and kits need to be ready to go at a location near the door so you can focus on the safety of your family or personnel first. 

Below are examples of what to include in your emergency kit.

What to Include in a kit for a group of 2 to 3 people -- Medical items to keep in a first aid kit include the following:

  • Gloves
  • Adhesive bandages
  • Gauze pads
  • Equipment for resuscitation
  • Splints
  • Towelettes to clean wounds
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Emergency blankets
  • Adhesive Tape
  • Rope
  • water bottles or packets
  • three days of food/snacks (MREs)
  • Change of clothing
  • Radio
  • games to pass time
  • Paper/Pen
  • Important papers

Place kits in a location that are easily accessible.  Contact your local Red Cross for more information on how to be ready for a natural disaster.

What you need to know about Storm Damage

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Living in Eastern NC, storms are a a way of life.  Flood damage, wind damage and wind driven rain can permanently damage your home if not restored properly.


Wind Damage- When a storm hits your home and/or commercial building most likely wind will be involved. Winds can cause roof damage, fallen trees, wind-driven and broken windows. A professional should be in a place to offer solutions to any wind damages sustained to your home.

Ground Water- During a storm the ground looses its ability to drain all the water.  When this happens dirt and soil become soft and start to float along with the water. When storm water sits, it starts to carry debris and become a health concern due to the diseases it can carry. For faster drainage, call a SERVPRO. Mold starts forming in 48-72 hours, so time is of the essence to drain water, remove wet materials and dry out the building to reduce damage and lower costs of repair.


Hail Damage-   Hail can cause severe damage to roofs, siding, stucco, windows, and doors. Water can then penetrate your home which allows moisture and mold to cause further damage. 


When it comes to any storm damage keep SERVPRO of Bath in your mind.  Our crew and office staff our here to help you walk through your damages and it will be “Like it never even happened".

When the storm hit Windsor, NC, unfortunately they were hit with flood waters back to back in two weeks.  SERVPRO of Bath was there as soon as the waters receded both times to quickly remove the wet materials and begin the drying process.

Hurricane Irene in 2011 caused a tremendous amount of damage in our area.  Here at SERVPRO of Bath, we do our best to let you know when we can arrive at your home any time day or night.

SERVPRO of Bath understand Eastern, North Carolina because we are locally owned but have national support in case of emergencies. We hope you will call us at 252-923-0213.

Always Have a Plan when the Storm Hits

5/21/2018 (Permalink)

When your business is in danger from a storm you can’t afford to risk your investment to water damage from a flooded building. Prepare your commercial property for an oncoming storm and minimize the damage as much as possible.

1. Have a Plan

Your first priority should be to have a plan set for when a disaster hit. This plan needs to have clear steps to outline what to do in an emergency. The plan should include how to protect your building’s structure which may include boarding up windows or cutting back trees, how to safeguard your equipment by placing everything off the floor, and the first steps of how to recover by pumping out water and removing wet materials.


2. Protect Your Investment

Be ready to minimize damage with weatherproofing. This can include sandbagging the exterior of your building, installing weather stripping, moving your equipment and inventory to higher ground, and sealing any leaks. Minimize as much damage as possible by preventing storm water from intruding on the building.

3. Make Backups

One of the most important things you can do is back up your business data. You always want to have a few different ways to back up your office information.

4. Know Your Evacuation Routes

When the storm comes, your first instinct may be to stay as long as possible to ensure your building is appropriately protected. Instead, you should be focusing on safety. Lost inventory, equipment, and data can be recovered.

5. Have your insurance information at hand and know the process to file your claim.  Every insurance policy is unique.  Check to see if you have a flood policy. Even if you are not in a mandatory flood insurance area, consider getting the insurance since we do live in a flood prone area.  Do you have adequate contents coverage?  Loss of business income coverage?  Work with your insurance professional be sure you have all your bases covered well in advance of a storm.

Here at SERVPRO of Bath, we have cleaned up after many a storm in our area.  We are also are unlimited licensed builders with over 40 years experience to repair your building. You focus on safety, and we will take care of the rest. 

When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO is ready!

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO is ready! SERVPRO of Bath has help personal and commercial owners after storms.

SERVPRO of Bath 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 Eastern North Carolina, 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 252.923.0213

Hurricane Irma now a Category 5

9/5/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Irma now a Category 5 Current Path of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma continued to strengthen Tuesday as an "extremely dangerous" Category 5 storm, prompting states of emergency in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Florida, sending residents to stores to prepare for the worst.

At this point, we do not know if the storm is going to turn northward.  Even though Eastern North Carolina is very familiar with hurricanes, we need to take this storm seriously.  Many of the homes in our area are built to withstand winds at 130 mph however Irma's maximum sustained winds had increased to near 175 mph.

Be sure your yard is clear of debis and/or furniture.  Time to purchase tarps and check on the maintenance of your generators.  Have emergency power blocks all charged for your cell phones.  

"Some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next day or two, but Irma is forecast to remain a powerful category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days," the NHC said. 

Irma's center was expected to move near or over the northern Leeward Islands late Tuesday and early Wednesday before affecting Puerto Rico by Wednesday, the hurricane center said.

"Irma is now one of the strongest hurricanes we have witnessed in the last decade as a Cat 5 storm with winds of 175 mph," Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean said Tuesday.

When Hurricane Matthew hit Bertie County, SERVPRO of Bath was ready!

9/1/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Hurricane Matthew hit Bertie County, SERVPRO of Bath was ready! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Eastern NC.

SERVPRO of Bath 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 located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today at 252-923-0213 SERVPRO of Bath