Floods can occur anywhere, with floodwaters rising gradually or flash floods striking suddenly. Flash floods are the number one weather-related killer in the United States — most flood fatalities happen because people try to drive through deadly waters rather than avoid them. (Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2005) Water’s powerful force can easily overtake vehicles caught in […]
Hurricane Harvey, the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States in more than a decade, made landfall on the Texas coast late Friday as a Category 4 storm, destroying homes, overturning vehicles and sinking boats, severing power lines, and forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee, while leaving ten dead. As […]
Whether it’s a hurricane or a routine power outage, navigating a dark house is never fun. That’s why many people choose to install backup generators in their homes. A backup generator can power your home until regular electricity resumes. This also proves useful for powering sump pumps during heavy rains which can result in major […]
The heavy snow and tides caused severe damage in some New Jersey shore towns making memories of Hurricane Sandy resurface. Flooding in Ocean City New Jersey was especially bad, as was flooding in Cape May County and Wildwood. Home owners need to be prepared for the hoards of restoration contractors and public adjusters that will […]
A winter storm is an event in which the main types of precipitation are snow, sleet or freezing rain. Why can winter storms be so dangerous? Most deaths from winter storms are not directly related to the storm itself. People die in traffic accidents on icy roads. People die of heart attacks while shoveling […]
With the recent storms, many homes and businesses have endured severe water damage. Here’s a set of photos showing a local business which was unfortunate and had several inches of water damaging not only the carpeting and drywall, but a lot of contents. The pictures show the wet rugs and walls, the moisture meter indicating […]
Here’s a photo from earlier today showing the storm damage in Ocean City New Jersey. Many homes and businesses were affected by major flooding from the recent storms.