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Hurricane Laura Flooding Damage

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

This month being National Preparedness Month comes at a great time, with it being in the middle of the 2020 Hurricane Season. Already this month, we have had one major storm impact our county: Hurricane Laura. Being a Category 4 Hurricane, when she hit our coast, Laura caused major damage to multiple states, but mainly Texas and Louisiana.

Hurricane Laura caused a lot of destruction moving through the area to many different towns, buildings, homes and businesses. The one positive aspect was that with her taking time to build up, it gave residents several days warning before making landfall. With the locals having a little bit of time to make plans and/or evacuate the area, there were many lives saved.

Now that the storm is over, one of the hardest parts is here for families that evacuated: returning home. While you may believe you are prepared to see the devastation, there is no way to be 100% ready to see what happened to your busines, home and livelihood.  

SERVPRO is a franchise located in every state, and even around the world. At each local franchise, there are enough offices and crews on hand to handle any size job that may come their way. But there are instances, like when a major disaster strikes, when they may need to call in reinforcements. Once this happens, SERVPRO corporate then starts recruiting other trusted franchises to travel to the areas where the damage is.

Right after Hurricane Laura hit, SERVPRO of Marion, Adair and Russel Counties called upon to send teams to the Lake Charles area. We quickly accepted the invitation, grabbed our bags and hit the road. We have now had crews there for over two weeks, and we will be there as long as we are needed.

When you have any type of disaster, large or small, SERVPRO can assist you.

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