Recent Storm Damage Posts

Local Emergency Relief Services

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

This is going to be a short and sweet post about emergency relief services in Central Illinois. It’s important to know who you can contact in the case of a natural disaster in Central Illinois, especially considering we’ve already had a few tornado warnings this year and this last winter was a tough one. So here are some contacts that you can reach out to in the case of an emergency

  • Red Cross
    • Central and Southern Illinois Region Headquarters
      • 309-677-7272 or 844-319-6560
    • Central Illinois
      • Peoria: 309-677-7272 or 844-319-6560
      • Bloomington, IL:309-662-0500 or 844-319-6560
  • Local Illinois Emergency Management Agency
    • Ms. Dawn Cook - Tazewell County EMA
      • (309) 925-2271
  • The Illinois Disaster Center
  • The Salvation Army
    • 243 Derby Street, Pekin | 309-346-3010
    • 2903 W Nebraska Avenue, Peoria | 309-682-8886
    • 510 N Kellog, Galesburg | 309-342-9168

There are plenty more contacts for emergency situations if you look them up, but these are the main ones for Central Illinois. Knowing these contacts can help get you to safety and can help you recover from a disaster quicker than you would if you were to try to handle the aftermath on your own.

If you experience damages from storms or other natural disasters, you can reach out to SERVPRO® to help with the cleaning and restoration of your property.

SERVPRO® of North Central Tazewell County | 309-346-5600

SERVPRO® of Peoria | 309-637-7300

SERVPRO® of Galesburg and Macomb | 309-342-0073

Flooding Safety Measures

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding can affect different geographic areas in varying ways. In Central Illinois, flooding can be defined as anything from “a little too much rain” to “up to your knees in water.” It’s important to know how to stay safe for the best or worst case scenario. That said, the following are tips from varying reliable sources on how to prepare for and stay safe during a flood.

Preparation is key:

  • Know how to shut off the electricity and gas to your house in a flood event.
  • Make a list of emergency numbers and identify a safe place to go make a household inventory, especially of basement contents.
  • Put insurance policies, valuable papers, medicine, etc. in a safe and accessible place.
  • Collect and put cleaning supplies, camera, waterproof boots, important documents, etc. in a handy place.
  • Talk with your family about what to do if a flood watch or warning is issued. Discussing floods ahead of time helps reduce fear, especially for younger children.
  • Make sure you have access to NOAA radio broadcasts - Purchase a battery-powered or hand-crank radio
  • Find out if you are located in a floodplain, which is considered a Special Flood Hazard Area. If so, you are still eligible for flood insurance.
  • Find out if local streams or rivers flood easily.
  • Prepare a pet emergency kit for your companion animals.
  • If you live in a floodplain, elevate and reinforce your home to make damage less likely during a flood.
  • Install check valves in plumbing to prevent water backups. Construct barriers such as levees, berms, and floodwalls. Seal walls in basements with waterproofing compounds. Use sandbags when flooding is expected.
  • Know types of flood risk in your area. ( FEMA’s Flood Map Service Center )
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system.
    • The Emergency Alert System (EAS)
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    • Weather Radio also provides emergency alerts.
  • Learn and practice evacuation routes, shelter plans, and flash flood response.
  • Protect your property. Move valuables to higher levels. Declutter drains and gutters. Install check valves. Consider a sump pump with a battery.

Preparation is only the first step to action. When the time calls for action:

  • Turn off the power and water mains if instructed to do so.
  • Boil tap water until any boil order is lifted.
  • Flood water may be contaminated by a number of things - avoid contact with it and avoid food that has come into contact with the water.
  • Stay tuned in to radio stations for updates.
  • Don’t use flooded gas or electrical appliances.
  • If told to evacuate, do so immediately. If it’s too late, do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters.
  • Go on the roof only if necessary. Once there, signal for help.

These tips will keep you and your loved ones safe in case of a flood. If you have any other questions do some research or contact your local safety teams for more answers.

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/flood.html

https://www.ready.gov/floods

https://www.lakecountyil.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12495/FLOOD-DAMAGE-PRECAUTIONS-SAFETY

When the flood has subsided, you can contact SERVPRO® of North Central Tazewell County for the cleaning and restoration of your home or business. 309-346-5600

You can also contact:
SERVPRO® of Peoria - 309-637-7300
SERVPRO® of Galesburg and Macomb - 309-342-0073

Safe Rooms

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

Tornadoes are not unheard of in the Central Illinois area. The tornado that hit in Washington, IL in 2013 was a tragedy for many families. Homes and properties were demolished and lives put in danger. This was a wakeup call for many Illinois residents. It is clear now how important it is to be prepared for an event like a tornado. While making sure that you have enough supplies to sustain you and your loved ones are important, it is crucial to have a place to go and wait out the worst of the storm; and what better place for that than a safe room.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, “a safe room is a hardened structure specifically designed to meet the FEMA criteria and provide near-absolute protection in extreme weather events, including tornadoes and hurricanes.” These rooms are made to withstand the effects of a tornado or other severe storms better than a basement would. Things that should be considered when building a safe room include:

  • The Safe Room must be adequately anchored to resist overturning and uplift.
  • The walls, ceiling, and the door of the shelter must withstand wind pressure and resist penetration by windborne objects and falling debris.
  • The connections between all parts of the Safe Room must be strong enough to resist the wind.
  • Sections of either interior or exterior residence walls that are used as walls of the Safe Room must be separated from the structure of the residence so that damage to the residence will not cause damage to the Safe Room.

It is important to keep your family as safe as possible in severe weather situations. Should you decide to build a safe room for your home, there are plenty of tips and guidelines provided on the FEMA website. There are funding options for residential and commercial properties that can help create a safe spot for people to go when disaster strikes. It is important for you to follow your local weather forecasts and pay attention to weather alerts when they come out. Preparation and paying attention are the key to staying safe and happy.

Information retrieved from:

https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2008/07/29/building-safe-room-helps-protect-your-family-against-tornado-force-winds

https://www.fema.gov/safe-rooms

https://www.weather.gov/mob/Severe_Alert

Remember – if you do experience loss due to a tornado or other severe weather in North Central Tazewell County, call SERVPRO® at 309-346-5600.

You can also contact:
SERVPRO® of Peoria - 309-637-7300
SERVPRO® of Galesburg and Macomb - 309-342-0073

Red Cross Thunder Storm Safety Tips

2/22/2019 (Permalink)

In Central Illinois, we are aware of the severity of some of the storms that pass through the area. When bad storms blow through, it is important to have an idea of how to stay safe. The American Red Cross has a vast knowledge of how to do just that, and we are sharing some of that knowledge with you here.

  • The difference between a thunderstorm watch and a thunderstorm warning is that a watch means you need to stay alert and be prepared if something happens and a warning means it’s time to take action due to a reported incident.
  • A thunderstorm is considered severe if
    • Hail at least one inch in diameter is falling.
    • 58 miles per hour winds or less are present.
    • Flash flooding occurs.
  • Put together an emergency preparedness kit
  • Pick a safe place away from windows, skylights and glass doors that could be broken by strong winds or hail for everyone in your home to meet during a storm.
  • Protect your animals by ensuring that any outside buildings that house them are protected in the same way as your home.
  • Make trees and shrubbery more wind resistant by keeping them trimmed and removing damaged branches.
  • Get trained in first aid and learn how to respond to emergencies
  • If thunder roars, go indoors!
  • Avoid electrical equipment and telephones. Use battery-powered TVs and radios instead.
  • Do not take a bath, shower or use plumbing.
  • If you are outside and cannot reach a safe building, avoid high ground; water; tall, isolated trees; and metal objects such as fences or bleachers. Picnic shelters, dugouts, and sheds are NOT safe.
  • Never drive through a flooded roadway. You cannot predict how deep the water may be.
  • If lightning strikes
    • Call for help. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number.
    • After calling 9-1-1, check for burns and other injuries. If the person has stopped breathing begin CPR. If the person is breathing normally, look for other possible injuries and take proper action. People struck by lightning do not retain an electrical charge and can be handled safely.

These are only a small portion of the tips and facts offered by the American Red Cross. If you visit their site you can find much more information that could save your life or the life of someone you love. Check them out and remember that the key to staying safe is being prepared.

Information retrieved from https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/thunderstorm.html

If your home or business sustains storm damages, you can always call SERVPRO® of North Central Tazewell County for cleaning and restoration services. 309-346-5600

You can also contact:
SERVPRO® of Peoria - 309-637-7300
SERVPRO® of Galesburg and Macomb - 309-342-0073

Storm Alerts - Why Are They Important

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

It doesn’t matter what season it is, there is always a risk of extreme weather. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, blizzards, and more can happen here in Central Illinois, and it is important to know who to turn to stay informed about when they’ll hit and how to protect yourself and your loved ones. In this day and age, it is easy to fall into the habit of letting ourselves be informed only by the posts we come across on Facebook and other social media platforms. While that is a good way to keep in touch while a storm event is already happening, it is possible to get the wrong information prior to the weather actually changing. Because of this, it is also difficult to understand some of the alerts given by accurate sources. That is why it is important for people to educate themselves.

The first thing to pay attention to is the source. Who should you be getting your information from? It is best to follow official weather systems and services, whether they are local or national. In Illinois, we have a varying list of storms that can hit. Some of the best sources for the Central Illinois area are:

These sites can provide a more local idea of the severe weather that the Central Illinois area will face at any given time. They also provide information on preparation and on the safety and rescue resources in the area. There are also nationally recognized resources that can be of great use as well.

The next important thing to remember is the difference between a watch, warning, and advisory.

  • Watch - there’s a chance the condition will happen. This alert usually covers a large geographical area for a lengthy time period.
  • Warning - the related weather is already occurring or is likely to occur. This alert means it’s time to take proper protective measures. Generally issued for much smaller geographical areas and shorter/more definite time frames.
  • Advisory - in between a watch and a warning. The expected weather has a good chance of occurring, even a likely chance of occurring. Typically used for less severe weather (ie; wind advisory, freezing rain advisory).

Knowing the differences between these three alerts can help you identify whether you need to take safety precautions or whether you should just stay indoors. Each warning and advisory will mean something specific though, and it is important to stay tuned into the media for your preferred weather stations.

All of this information should help you keep you and the people around you safe. Central Illinois has finicky weather, but staying alert and informed can help you handle it much easier.

Information retrieved from

https://www.fema.gov/blog/2012-01-23/best-sources-weather-alert-information

https://cnycentral.com/news/local/watch-vs-warning-vs-advisory---what's-the-difference

If you experience damage from any type of storm, you can always contact SERVPRO® of North Central Tazewell County to help with the cleanup and restoration. 309-346-5600

You can also contact:
SERVPRO® of Peoria - 309-637-7300
SERVPRO® of Galesburg and Macomb - 309-342-0073

Central Illinois Polar Vortex - Winter Safety Tips

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Central Illinois Polar Vortex - Winter Safety Tips Get ready Central Illinois. It's coming.

It looks like winter is finally catching up to the people of Central Illinois; and it is not holding back. Heading this way is a winter storm called a polar vortex. While there has already been some snowfall around here, the thing that makes a polar vortex so worrisome isn’t the snow, it’s the extreme cold.

To clarify, a polar vortex is, “a large pocket of very cold air, typically the coldest air in the Northern Hemisphere, which sits over the polar region during the winter season. This frigid air finds its way into the United States when the polar vortex is pushed farther south, occasionally reaching southern Canada and the northern Plains, Midwest and northeastern portions of the United States… The vortex is capable of delivering subzero temperatures...”

That being said, it seems as though this could be the coldest part of 2019. There have been forecasts predicting wind chills near -45? here in Illinois and areas to the north of us have already started to get hit. Even today, we went from temperatures in the mid-thirties all the way down to the teens, and all within a couple of hours! With all of the crazy temperature drops, it is important to really take action and prepare yourself and the people around you for the wild winter weather.

We have previously posted a blog on blizzard safety and the measures you need to take to stay safe in those winter weather situations. We encourage you to take a look at that post for a more in depth description of how to handle extreme cold and extreme snow. We are simply wanting to reach out to give those who are curious a couple of quick tips and links to keep you informed during this time.

First thing first, know your weather warnings.

  • Winter Storm Warning: Life-threatening, severe winter conditions have begun or will begin within 24 hours.
  • Blizzard Warning: Sustained winds or frequent gusts of 35 miles per hour or greater, plus considerable falling or blowing snow reducing visibility to less than a quarter mile, expected for 3+ hours.
  • Wind Chill Temperature: How cold people and animals feel when outside. As wind increases, heat is carried away from your body at a faster rate, driving down your body temperature and making you feel much colder. The wind chill temperature is not the actual temperature but rather how wind and cold feel on exposed skin.
  • Winter Storm Watch: Winter storm conditions possible within the next 36 to 48 hours. Review your winter storm plans and stay informed about weather conditions.

Once you have received notice of severe winter weather, here are just a few of many tips to follow to get you through it.

  • Reduce fear by talking with your family about what to do if a winter storm watch or warning is issued.
  • Winterize your vehicle to avoid getting stranded - get your battery checked and maintain your antifreeze, wipers and washer fluid, ignition system, thermostat, lights, flashing hazard lights, exhaust system, heater, brakes, defroster, and oil.
  • Install good winter tires with adequate tread.
  • Service snow removal equipment before the winter storm season and maintain it in good working order.
  • Make sure each member of the household has a warm coat, gloves/mittens, hat, water-resistant boots, extra blankets and warm clothing.
  • Assemble an emergency preparedness kit and create a household evacuation plan (for humans and pets)
  • Bring pets indoors - make sure you have emergency kits for pets too with food, water, waste cleanup, and warmth.
  • Stay informed about your community’s risk and response plans.

The links below will direct you to the National Weather Service website and to the Red Cross website for more information about how to stay safe and warm. There is also a link to our blizzard safety blog that is full of helpful tips.

The important thing to remember is that the storm will pass; and when it does it will be easier to relax if you took the proper precautions before hand.

Information received from:

https://www.SERVPROnorthcentraltazewellcounty.com/blog/post/123692/storm/blizzard-safety

https://www.weather.gov/safety/cold-polar-vortex

https://www.redcross.org/local/dakotas/about-us/news-and-events/news/winter-weather-safety.html

https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/Cold-Weather-Calls-for-Special-Safety-Steps.html

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/what-is-a-polar-vortex/21793077

If you experience damage from the storm, remember you can always get contact SERVPRO® of North Central Tazewell County for a speedy and complete cleanup and restoration of your property. 309-346-5600

You can also contact:
SERVPRO® of Peoria - 309-637-7300
SERVPRO® of Galesburg and Macomb - 309-342-0073

Blizzard Safety

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

It seems as though there are an excess amount of warnings and alerts when it comes to winter months in Central Illinois. It can become overwhelming, but all of the alerts are more than warranted. Winter comes with a laundry list of risks, and not all of them have to do with the freezing temperatures. Severe winter weather can last for 24-hours or more and heightens the risks of:

  • car accidents
  • hypothermia
  • frostbite
  • carbon monoxide poisoning
  • heart attacks from overexertion
  • heat, power, and communication services loss
  • health issues in older adults, young children, and previously sick individuals

Through all of this, there are still things you can do to keep you and the people you care for safe throughout the storm. The basics, of course, start with finding shelter. That means stay off the roads, staying indoors, and dressing warmly. Invite your friends and neighbors to stay with you if your home will be safer than theirs. There are still so many actions you can take before any storms hit:

    • Be Prepared:
      • Know what to expect from the area you live in.
      • Get your home ready.
      • If you can afford outdoor generators, buy them ahead of time.
      • Build kits with enough supplies to last you days and a way to keep track of the weather reports (ie: a battery powered radio).
      • Keep a kit in your home and in your car.
      • Know how to identify and treat hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Survive the Storm
    • Layers upon layers of clothing will help whether you have generators/heaters or not.
    • Speaking of generators, only use them outdoors, never heat your home with a gas stovetop or oven, and follow all safety measures. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a real danger.
    • Avoid heart attacks and other health problems by avoiding any overexertion.
    • Keep a close eye on any loved ones who are elderly, particularly young, or had a preexisting condition that could be exacerbated by the cold.

When the storm passes, it is important to check your home, business, and vehicle identify any damages that may have occurred. Once everything is checked out, hopefully these tips will have made it possible for you and your loved ones to recover as quickly as possible.

Information retrieved from: https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather

If you do experience damage from a winter storm this year, remember that SERVPRO® of North Central Tazewell County is “Here to help®.” 309-346-5600

You can also contact:
SERVPRO® of Peoria - 309-637-7300
SERVPRO® of Galesburg and Macomb - 309-342-0073

Storm Damage Mitigation In Pekin

7/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage Mitigation In Pekin Storm Damage Can Strike Anywhere!

When outside objects go airborne, they can become deadly!

Trampolines, swingsets, planters, and or yard furniture can become deadly projectiles during a storm. If an object crashes into your house there can be significant damage.

Storm damage can be the result of many different events but one of the most frequent storm damage events is wind picking things up and destroying personal property in its path.

This was the case for one of SERVPRO's customers that reported storm damage due to their yard objects crashing in through the roof of their home, their bedroom to be exact!

SERVPRO came in and accessed the situation, removed the objects from the roof, boarded up the damage temporarily and made all the rest of the storm damage disappear!

If you have had storm damage to your home call SERVPRO right away!

Rebuilding Roof Damage In Pekin

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Rebuilding Roof Damage In Pekin We have you covered, literally!

You might ask yourself, who handles roof damage in Pekin, Illinois? The answer is ... SERVPRO does.

Although we are not a roofing company many of our jobs and clients involve fixing a storm-damaged roof. We are capable of rebuilding your damaged unit from the ground up and the roof is part of that procedure.

SERVPRO is capable of handling a larger sized commercial project if need be. On a previous roofing job, our workers repaired the roof quickly and carefully because the weather is unpredictable so we needed to get those tarps off and an actual structure on to make sure there is not more damage inflicted on the building.

So if your business or home needs roof repair along with other damaged areas ... Call SERVPRO NOW! We will help get you covered again!

Painting Your Pekin Home After A Storm

6/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Painting Your Pekin Home After A Storm Painting In Pekin!

Sometimes the last thing you want to do after a major storm repair is paint!

Storm season is upon us and sometimes we luck out and just get minimal damage that involves only a few patch jobs to a wall or the exterior side of the house. 

After you finish repairing the damage you really do not feel like painting, it can be a real hassle if you do not have the right equipment.

Lucky for you SERVPRO has the manpower and resources to do all sorts of different sized jobs from one bedroom apartments to a 100 plus unit condo tower and everything in between.

So the next time you just do not feel like painting that front wall for the third time or slapping on another coat to the second floor bedrooms because a tree came through the wall, give SERVPRO a call!

Hurricane Names For The 2018 Atlantic Season

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Names For The 2018 Atlantic Season Be in the know!

Since a few weeks, ago was all about Hurricane Preparedness, we felt you should have a little more info about this year's Hurricane Season!

We know that hurricanes do not ever really get this far inland but it is always good to stay on top of natural disaster information whenever you can.

The National Hurricane Center generates lists of names, in alphabetical order, to be used for tropical storms and hurricanes.

As storms form, they are named in order of which they arrive. Thus the first tropical storm or hurricane of the year has a name that begins with "A" and the second is given the name that begins with "B." The lists contain hurricane names that begin from A to W, but exclude names that begin with a "Q" or "U."

There are six lists, so a name can recur once every six years so these names can not be used again until 2024. When a hurricane is especially memorable or devastating, that name is retired and another hurricane name replaces it.

Here are the names for the Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2018:

Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sara, Tony, Valerie, and William.

If you sustain storm damage due to hurricanes or any other type of storm, call SERVPRO right away!

This Week Is Hurricane Preparedness Week In Pekin

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage This Week Is Hurricane Preparedness Week In Pekin Know Before You Go!

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Even though we rarely have to worry about Hurricanes, many of our resident's vacation in areas where there are significant threats.

From the desk of the Community Risk Reduction Officer for our local Fire Dept:

During Hurricane Preparedness Week, make sure you have a hurricane evacuation plan.

The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you're in a home that would be unsafe during a hurricane.

If you are, figure out where you'd go and how you'd get there if told to evacuate. You do not need to travel hundreds of miles. Identify someone, perhaps a friend or relative who doesn't live an evacuation zone or unsafe home, and coordinate with them to use their home as your evacuation destination.

Be sure to account for your pets, as most local shelters do not permit them.

Put the plan in writing for you and those you care about- share your plan with your neighbors.

Find evacuation zones here: http://flash.org/hurricane-season/evacuation-zones/find-your-evacuation-zones.pdf.

And as always SERVPRO is here for you when the storm is over to help put your life back together!

Help, I Have Lightning Damage!

3/16/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Help, I Have Lightning Damage! Lightning Damage Is Serious

We all know that lightning can actually cause major damage to your homes.

But who do you call when the clouds roll out?

SERVPRO has been fixing storm-damaged homes in the Peoria area for quite some time. Our highly trained technicians are qualified to handle almost anything wicked storms can throw at them.

We have the experience, training, and equipment to handle a small flood all the way up to massive thunderstorm damage resulting in holes in your roof, water damaged floors and even fire damage caused by lightning.

Why trust the process of putting your home and sometimes your family back together to any old person with a truck and a few tools. SERVPRO is licensed and insured to give you the ultimate peace of mind that you are in good hands.

Call us today.

SERVPRO® of North Central Tazewell County - 309-346-5600
SERVPRO® of Peoria - 309-637-7300
SERVPRO® of Galesburg and Macomb - 309-342-0073

Storm Damage Aftermath in North Central Tazewell

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage Aftermath in North Central Tazewell Storm Damage Can Be Scary Stuff!

Thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are common with severe weather conditions in the North Central Tazewell area.

Because of this, you’ll find many storm damage restoration companies servicing Illinois. And with so many choices, it can be confusing to know which is the best at handling emergency residential restoration services.

Beyond looking at costs, it’s important also to consider how trustworthy a company is and what track record they have. Use this helpful guide below to help you accurately compare storm damage restoration business in North Central Tazewell County:

  • Experienced In Emergency Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration. It’s important to ask if the company is well equipped and experienced with storm damage and not just water damage. Storm damage could mean layers of mud in the living room, a tree through your roof, sewage in the basement, and so much more than the usual water damage. SERVPRO is familiar and experienced in dealing with aspects of flood damage restoration --especially the unexpected kind.
  • Trained And Certified in Industry Standards. Similar to the above tip, a residential and commercial storm damage restoration business that wants to give their customers the best service seeks additional training. Technicians with SERVPRO go through extensive company training, training with industry partners, as well as training with the IICRC--the independent organization that sets criteria for professional home and commercial restoration.

Call on SERVPRO® for the fastest and most complete flood damage restoration for both residential and commercial. For a 24-hour emergency response to storm damage call:

SERVPRO® of North Central Tazewell County - 309-346-5600
SERVPRO® of Peoria - 309-637-7300
SERVPRO® of Galesburg and Macomb - 309-342-0073

Be Prepared For Storm Damage

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Be Prepared For Storm Damage Be storm ready, we are.

In recent years, many different types of disasters have affected the United States. Flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, and blizzards are natural disasters that can threaten your home, business, and community.

Your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals want you and your customers to be aware of the steps to take to help prepare for Mother Nature's worst.


Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans for a disaster, but now, you can plan for it.

Contact your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals for more information and tools to help you be "Ready for whatever happens."

SERVPRO of North Central Tazewell County - 309-346-5600
SERVPRO of Peoria - 309-637-7300
SERVPRO of Galesburg and Macomb - 309-342-0073

SERVPRO Storm Team

10/14/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Storm Team Storm Team

Quicker Response Times & Unlimited Resources During a Catastrophic Event!

During the 12/28/15 Ice Storm/Area Wide Power Outage, SERVPRO storm teams from Michigan to Georgia assisted SERVPRO of Peoria with water/sewer mitigation claims.

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are prepared for the unpredictable. With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big!

Recent mobilizations of the CAT Storm Response Teams include:

2016 Louisiana floods & Hurricane Matthew

2014 Polar Vortex

2012 Sandy

2010 Nashville floods

2008 Ike

2007 Chicago/ Ohio floods & California wildfires

2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita