Recent Storm Damage Posts

National Weather Service Announces Changes to Severe Thunderstorm Warnings

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

Cell Phone with Destructive Alert Pictured Always follow the guidance of local authorities when it comes to severe weather!

In an effort to better prepare people across the nation for severe weather threats, the National Weather Service will begin adding “damage threat tags” to severe thunderstorm warnings as of August 2nd, 2021.  Furthermore, the “destructive” tag distinction will trigger an emergency alert on mobile phones of all within the forecasted damage area.  Understanding the different levels of damage threat tags will help you be even better prepared in the case of a severe weather emergency:

  • “Destructive” Damage Threat – To fall into this category, a thunderstorm must be forecasted to produce 2.75-inch hail (baseball size) and/or 80 MPH winds. This is the distinction that will automatically trigger an emergency alert to mobile phones within the forecast area.
  • “Considerable” Damage Threat – To fall into this category, a thunderstorm must be forecasted to produce 1.75-inch hail (golf ball size) and/or 70 MPH winds.
  • “Base” or “Baseline” Thunderstorm – This is the standard severe thunderstorm warning that has previously been in use, and criteria for this category remains unchanged. A thunderstorm capable of producing 1.00-inch hail (quarter size) and/or 58 MPH winds.

These added damage threat tags encourage the public to take action, such as finding shelter and avoiding windows, when a considerable or destructive thunderstorm moves through the area.  Added warnings reduce the likelihood of injury to persons within the forecasted area and allow home and business owners within frequently affected areas to consider additional precautions for their properties, such as the installation of storm shutters.

If a baseline, considerable, or destructive thunderstorm causes property damage to your home or business, give the professionals at SERVPRO of North Pensacola a call for help.  Serving the communities of Molino, Cottage Hill, Ferry Pass, and surrounding areas, SERVPRO of North Pensacola has the equipment, expertise, and training to handle damages of all sizes.  Proud to be of service to Northwest Florida, our team is “Faster to any size disaster!”

Source: https://www.weather.gov/news/072221-svr-wea

SERVPRO of North Pensacola’s Storm Response

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo on storm background Storm Damages? Call SERVPRO of North Pensacola at 850-466-3076!

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is proud to be a local leader in the cleanup and restoration of fire and water damages, but did you know we also offer storm damage services?  Our team of highly trained professionals is available, equipped, and prepared to respond to property damages from all types of natural disasters, including:

  • Tropical Storm
  • Hurricane
  • Tornado
  • Flash Flooding

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is an active member of the SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Network, traveling throughout the county as needed to help neighbors in need with disasters.  We have responded to many storm events throughout the past few years, including the Polar Vortex in Texas (2021), Hurricane Sally in Escambia County (2020), and Hurricane Michael in Panama City (2018).  This experience has made us even better prepared for handling storm damages within our community.

Utilizing industry leading equipment, and specialized training from the IICRC, SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Here to Help when storm damages strike.  To learn more, or schedule service with our team, please give us a call at 850-466-3076 today.

SERVPRO: Local, Prepared, Trusted

3/7/2021 (Permalink)

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Many cannot believe it is already March. On March 14th we "Spring Forward" and the nights get shorter and the days get longer. Warmer weather is in the air!

But with warmer weather comes seasons we hope to forget about each year, Spring Tornado Season and Summer Hurricane Season.

Many of us are still recovering from Hurricane Sally that hit Escambia County quite hard. Pensacola News Journal's initial estimate was $309 Million Dollars worth of damage. That number has since probably doubled including the 3 Mile Bridge Closure and countless business interruptions between COVID-19 and Hurricane related damages.

So how do we prepare for the 2021 Hurricane Season?

SERVPRO, a trusted leader, for Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration has multiple ways to help business owners and home owners prepare for the Hurricane Season. 

Federal and Local Resources

Ready.gov is a great resource for checklists and to learn more about multiple area's of concern including severe weather, what to include in preparedness kits, and what documents to make sure never to leave home without. 

MyEscambia Emergency Management is a great local resource to sign up for emergency alerts and to stay connected with what is going on including storm alerts etc. 

City of Pensacola has another subscription service for those who live, work, or own properties in the City of Pensacola. 

Click the links to subscribe TODAY!

Now how can you partner with SERVPRO?

SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile is how SERVPRO is "Here to Help." We know businesses have their business continuity plan but where are all of those important documents, phone numbers, or shut off valves. Our robust Emergency Ready Profile complies all of that data into One Secure Location, a mobile app on your phone! SERVPRO comes and surveys your building tagging important shut off valves, documents locations of electrical panels, and creates a plan to get you back into your business faster to minimize business interruption. 

Best part of all of this is, ITS FREE! That is right it does not cost you anything!

It also provides you a white glove service from our Disaster Recovery Team's that come to assist, like during Hurricane Sally. Qualified Large Loss Response Teams, like SERVPRO of North Pensacola, come to assist and having an Emergency Ready Profile is the first list our trusted SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Teams will provide service to first. 

Interested in being Ready? Sign up here

You can also reach out to the following SERVPRO Reps:

Colby Mapoles - Disaster Recovery Manager - colby@SERVPROnorthpensacola.com 

Joe Lovell - General Manager - joe@SERVPROnorthpensacola.com 

Recovering from Hurricane Sally

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Ceiling Boards affected by mold in Pensacola, Florida Has mold taken hold in your home or business? Call SERVPRO of North Pensacola for help!

Our community all too recently experienced what a severe tropical system can do with Hurricane Sally.  Many properties were damaged by recording breaking flood waters and elevated winds.  SERVPRO of North Pensacola has taken great pride in helping our community to recover from this storm event and continues to work tirelessly every day to remediate the damages throughout Pensacola, Cantonment, and surrounding areas.

As many properties are currently being restored to their pre-storm condition, another source of damage from Hurricane Sally may still linger: MOLD! The combination of organic matter and moisture creates the perfect environment for mold formation, and in humid climates, this mold growth can spread rapidly throughout a structure.    Proper drying of materials after a water damage has occurred is imperative to lessen the probability of mold growth, however, after a flood inducing storm like Hurricane Sally, this is often a tough feat to accomplish.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Here to Help if mold has taken hold in your home or business.  Our team has the credentials, experience, and equipment to remediate mold losses throughout the state of Florida.  We also have a reconstruction division, providing a one-stop-shop for your mitigation, remediation, and reconstruction needs.  To learn more about our services, please give us a call at 850-466-3076, “We’re faster to any size disaster!”

Storm Damage Restoration Efforts Continue in Pensacola

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

A storm-damaged fence is shown with parts of it blown down. We are the storm damage restoration specialists in Quintette.

Hurricane Damage Repairs Continue in Pensacola

Ongoing restoration efforts continue in the aftermath of the damage caused by Hurricane Sally in September. Three Mile Bridge, the new bridge under construction in Pensacola connecting to Gulf Breeze is being repaired after the hurricane took out part of the bridge. The City of Pensacola website has updates on the recovery efforts and information about alternative transportation options while the bridge repairs are being made.

Although this year’s hurricane season is officially over there will still be some rain days in Pensacola in December. Homeowners and business owners continue repairing the storm damage inflicted on their homes and businesses from Hurricane Sally and SERVPRO® of North Pensacola has been there to assist the community from the beginning.

Our technicians have the advanced training and equipment to clean and restore homes and businesses back to pre-storm condition and are on call 24 hours a day to assist you. We mitigate storm damage caused by flooding, tidal surges, high winds, and major storm events. We understand the importance of responding quickly to storm damage emergencies, and we work to prevent additional damage from happening that could increase the repair costs.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is the company Pensacola residents trust to restore storm damage.  Call us today at 850-466-3076.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm Damage in Ferry Pass?

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

Lightning is striking over the ocean on a dark stormy night. We are the storm damage restoration specialists for North Pensacola.

Emergency Management Resources

Mayor Grover Robinson knows how important it is for everyone to have access to storm and severe weather updates. Pensacola and Escambia County have seen a very active hurricane season this year and it’s not over yet. November 30th marks the last day of this year’s season, but flooding and severe weather can happen any time of the year, caused by overflowing waterways, heavy rain, and high winds. The City of Pensacola’s website offers a great section where residents can access the latest storm information including:   

  • Disaster preparedness
  • Tropical storms and hurricanes
  • Severe weather tips
  • Evacuation shelters
  • Pets and special needs
  • Before a storm
  • After a storm
  • Find you evacuation zone
  • Important phone numbers
  • Helpful links
  • Other emergencies

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola has been responding to storm damage emergencies and has been helping the residents and business owners in Ferry Pass for years. Our technicians are on call 24 hours a day, and have the training and experience you rely on to cleanup and restore your home or business back to preloss condition.

Call Us Today!

No matter what kind of storm damage you have, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is ready to assist you. Ferry Pass residents trust us to restore their property damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-466-3076.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola loves Molino’s dogs and cats

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Pensacola hopes Molino pets stay calm during storms

Astraphobia, Fido and Fluffy

Astraphobia is the abnormal fear of thunder and lightning. Cats and dogs may have this phobia.

It’s normal to be scared of loud noises, strange aromas, and other storm attributes. This fear becomes a phobia only when the reactions are extreme.

If a phobic pet causes major damage, or a storm floods the house, call SERVPRO of North Pensacola at (850) 466-3076 any time. Emergency service is available 24/7/365.

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola put together information about astraphobia in dogs and cats so pet lovers can help their furry companions endure the storms.

What Happens

Cats and dogs are among the many animals that feel the change in barometric pressure before a storm. Longer-haired animals may also feel static electricity charges. The flashes of lightning and the sound of thunder upset many animals.

What to Do

If the pets spend time outdoors, make sure they can get inside. They should have identification in case they get lost.

If the pet wants to hide in a safe place, that’s good for everyone. Dogs that become so anxious they hurt property or themselves should be in crates – preferably one on which they can’t break teeth. Make sure your pet is crate-trained before a storm.

Some animals feel less anxiety if they are wrapped up in a special shirt or blanket. Others may need medication.

Animal trainers can condition pets to be calmer during thunderstorms.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Faster to any size disaster.

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SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROnorthpensacola.com/storm-flooding-restoration

Lightning Damage in Molino?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

We deal with storm damage of all kinds in Pensacola.

How Lightning Forms

Did you know that lightning is the second highest cause of death by severe weather in the United States, and that lightning strikes are more deadly than hurricanes or tornadoes? Summer thunderstorms are common in Florida and most lightning flashes start inside the cloud. If the lightning is going to strike the ground it will form a channel pointing downwards inside the cloud toward the surface. When it gets close enough, roughly a hundred yards from the ground, trees and bushes start sending sparks up to meet the electricity in the cloud. When a spark from the tree or bush connects with the electrical energy in the cloud it causes the electrical current to surge rapidly down the channel to the object that sent the spark. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola has years of experience providing storm damage cleanup and restoration services in Molino and is ready to respond to any size emergency.

Call Us Today

If lightning causes damage to your home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Here to Help. ® We have a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to your call 24 hours a day and we can be onsite to immediately begin the repair process within four hours. Call us today at 850-466-3076. We’ll restore your storm damage in Molino “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Molino can trust SERVPRO of North Pensacola to fix storm damage

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Pensacola stomps storm damage

Storms in Northwest Florida

Anyone who lives or works in Molino is familiar with hurricanes and other storms. If the storm damage causes property destruction, call the experts at SERVPRO® of North Pensacola -- (850) 466-3076 any hour on any day.

Weekends and holidays aren’t blackout days for disasters, so SERVPRO of North Pensacola is always available for emergency service.

Minutes feel like days in an emergency, this is why SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Faster to any size disaster.

Molino Can Trust SERVPRO of North Pensacola with Homes and Commercial Property

The technicians who work for SERVPRO of North Pensacola earn certifications through training and hands-on experience in water-extraction, drying, cleaning & disinfection, and in restoration. No one method works for every material; technicians learn about restoring carpets, upholstery, and electronics – any material or object that may be part of the storm-damaged building.

Having strangers in one’s home can also be stressful. The technicians at SERVPRO of North Pensacola are licensed, bonded, and insured. Residents and business owners can trust that the technicians will treat the properties and contents with care and respect.

Stress Reduction

Another way that SERVPRO of North Pensacola reduces stress is by working directly with (most) insurance companies and by maintaining records of all procedures.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROnorthpensacola.com/

Thunderstorms in Ferry Pass?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

Summer storm damage is no stranger to Pensacola.

68 Days of Thunderstorms a Year

Did you know that Pensacola, Florida averages 68.4 days of thunderstorms each year? According to the Climate Center at Florida State University, thunderstorms in Florida occur on average 80 days each year. All thunderstorms produce thunder, lightning, and hail, although hail is not a very common occurrence in Florida as the freezing level of a Florida thunderstorm is so high that the hail usually melts before it reaches the ground. It is easy to spot the beginning of a thunderstorm. Cumulus clouds will begin to form and grow vertically above 20,000 feet and then will rise up to between 40,000 to 60,000 feet at the mature stage of the storm. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants Ferry Pass residents and businesses to know that if you experience storm damage, we can be onsite within four hours of your call to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. We can assist with the insurance process and paperwork too.

Call Us Today

No job is too big or too small. SERVPRO® of North Pensacola has years of experience helping people through storm damage emergencies. Our team of highly trained professionals is ready to respond to restore your storm damage in Ferry Pass “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-466-3076.

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola Responds to Storm Damage in Pensacola in 24 Hours

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola provides storm damage restoration services in Yniestra “Like it never even happened.”

Storms can be unpredictable in Florida. Water and wind can cause damage to your home or business in no time. Any damage to your home or business that allows water to seep into floors or ceilings can become costly repairs if not mitigated early. This is why SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants commercial business and homeowners in Yniestra to know that when damage occurs to your home or property due to a storm, we are Here to Help.® We will respond to your call within 24 hours and will immediately being the cleanup and restoration process. Here are some of the processes and services we may use depending on the specific needs of your home or business:

No matter what your storm cleanup and restoration needs may be, SERVPRO® of North Pensacola wants to help. We are available 24 hours a day and have the specialized equipment necessary to restore storm damage to businesses and residences alike. Call us today at 850-466-3076. We’ll take care of your storm damage in Yniestra “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of North Pensacola is Independently Owned and Operated.

Evacuation when Medical Supplies Are Needed for your Well-being in North Pensacola

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Pensacola wants you to be prepared in case of a storm.

Storm Damage & Evacuation in North Pensacola.

Some of these items can be kept in a waterproof container (your emergency kit). Medications probably cannot, but you can have them ready to bring with you.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola suggests having these items prepared in the event you would need to evacuate your home inNorth Pensacola. 

  • Copies of medical insurance & Medicare cards
  • Warm blankets
  • Extra clothing, especially socks & undergarments
  • Bottled water
  • Batteries for your electronic devices
  • Written contact list

Some people inNorth Pensacola will also need to consider the following:

  • Make sure that at least one other person can get your medications &  supplies
  • Have at least a week-long supply of prescription medicines
  • A list of all medications, dosages, and allergies
  • An extra pair of glasses or extra contact lenses 
  • Hearing-aid batteries 
  • Games & activities for children

If you have pets in North Pensacola, consider these items:

  • Pet food and toys 
  • Toys or comfort objects
  • Vet information

Some shelters will not or cannot allow pets. Ahead of an emergency, find out which ones will allow your 4-legged loved ones. All shelters allow service animals.  

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/

What to do if you have PTSD during Thunderstorms and Lightning in Cottage Hill

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Pensacola offers these guidelines for coping with PTSD during storms.

It is estimated around 7% of people in the United States have suffered or still suffer with some form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  For some people with PTSD a cause of panic might include thunderstorms and lightning.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola offers these guidelines to coping with PTSD during storms near your Cottage Hill home or business:

The best strategy is to be prepared.

  • Know when a thunderstorm is likely. Plan what you will do during a thunderstorm
  • Take care of your physical health. Eat a healthy diet. Get enough sleep. Do not rely on alcohol or other drugs. Do not smoke or chew tobacco
  • Take care of your emotional health. See a therapist. Learn relaxation exercises. When you feel anxious, you can relax yourself

During a Thunderstorm in Cottage Hill:

  • Slow your breathing
  • Look around. Notice where you are. Notice that you are in a safe place
  • Distract yourself from the storm. Wear headphones and listen to music. Sit in a pop-up tent
  • Talk with someone you trust

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Links:

https://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/treatment/cope/coping-traumatic-stress.asp

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/PTSD-overview/epidemiological-facts-ptsd.asp

When the Waters Recede in Pensacola

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage is not always easy to spot.

Even though the phrase “what you don’t know won’t hurt you” exists, it is not always true. Sometimes what you don’t know can and will hurt you in Pensacola. After storms damage our property, many times we cannot see the whole picture to know what all is really damaged? From hidden foundation compromises to the beginning stages of mold growth behind the wallpaper, costs can begin to mount quickly and before you know it, you are in the middle of a spending spree that you never expected. After the waters recede and the damage becomes visible, homeowners are often left overwhelmed with the stresses associated with insurance claims and subcontractor costs and errors. Hurricane and storm damage can happen when you least expect it. Water can come flooding into your home or office and leave a mess behind.

When nature throws you a curve-ball, it doesn’t take a psychic to see you need relief. If or when this happens to you, call SERVPRO of North Pensacola and in a short amount of time, a friendly crew of professional cleanup and restoration personnel will quickly assess the damage and start the process of making your disaster look “Like it never even happened.”

Preparing for Storms in Ferry Pass

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

When storms are brewing, SERVPRO of North Pensacola will be there.

When storms are brewing, we may not think destruction is headed our way but sometimes the inevitable happens in Ferry Pass. While storms can be beautiful, they can turn deadly in just moments. Being prepared will help minimize harm to people and bring less damage to your property. If you find yourself in the aftermath of a storm, let SERVPRO of North Pensacola turn your chaos back to normal.

A few ways to prepare for a storm with strong winds are:

  • Have a flashlight readily available in case of a power outage
  • Board up windows and doors ahead of time, if possible
  • Secure loose items
  • Have an emergency kit ready including non-perishable foods and water
  • Make a plan ahead of time so your family will know what to do

Your local meteorologists will monitor the weather conditions in your area keeping you informed on what type of storm is happening. A storm Watch indicates they are watching for formations of specific types (flooding, severe thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes, etc.)  A storm Warning means there are property and life-threatening conditions occurring so you should take precautions.

Once the storm has subsided in Ferry Pass, please continue to be careful walking about your structure as there could be loose debris, and compromised structures, etc. Wear boots, and gloves to help protect yourself but above all call the professionals at SERVPRO of North Pensacola to make your loss “Like it never even happened.”

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2015/05/07/fema-severe-weather-approaches-prepare-stay-informed-and-make-plan

Hurricane preparation and boarding your windows in Pensacola

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

Boarding your windows can prevent further interior damage.

If you are familiar with hurricanes, you know that these storms include heavy winds, lots of water and the potential to be extremely dangerous. SERVPRO of North Pensacola wants to remind you that there are many ways to prepare for a hurricane, including finding a secondary shelter for safety, making sure you have plenty of bottled water and non-perishable foods, extra clothing and hygiene products, etc. If you have time before one hits, one of the more important things you should try to do is board up your windows and all other glass areas of your house!

Heavy winds can send objects flying, which can result in your windows, skylights, and sliding glass doors being blown out – and you will definitely have broken glass spread throughout your home as well as the water that gets in as a result of that. Make sure you measure out the correct amount of wood you will need to cover all glass areas. One tip that most people forget about is to paint the wood with an exterior primer and paint to prevent moisture damage. Secure the wood with galvanized screws and make sure your safety plan is in place. Hurricane Dorian is on its way and SERVPRO of North Pensacola wants you to stay as safe as possible, but do not hesitate to call us if our services are needed, especially if you have storm damage inside your home!

Storm Evacuation with Disabilities in Yniestra

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

Be prepared when a storm hits your Yniestra home.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola has these tips for people in our community dealing with disabilities during an evacuation. You may want to consider, during times of flooding, to pack a bag to have ready in case the worst happens.

Plan for backup if you have your own car. A storm or flood may damage your car.

Ask your healthcare provider to suggest what specific devices you might need if you needed to evacuate due to an emergency:

  • Where can I get medical supplies?
  • How I do get accessible transportation?
  • If medical help is needed, where would I go?
  • Does this facility have a disability ramp access?

Items to bring with you:

  • Written list for emergency contacts
  • List of all medications, dosages, and allergies
  • Style & serial number of medical devices
  • Supply of medical equipment
  • Extra battery for a power wheelchair
  • Any cushions or padding
  • Wheelchairs, canes, braces, etc.
  • Medical bracelets
  • Medical insurance cards
  • List and/or supply of prescription medications

Our service animals are also affected by storm damage. For people who have service animals in Yniestra, consider:

  • Packing extra food, water, & other supplies for the service animal
  • Tell emergency responders that your service animal travels with you
  • Shelters and other buildings may not refuse entry to a service animal

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs

When Storms or Floods hit Pensacola, SERVPRO is ready!

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Pensacola 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 Pensacola, 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 850-466-3076