Important Information Regarding Tropical Storm Barry
Over the past few days, our team has been meeting with other SERVPRO® disaster recovery team members to complete our response plan for Tropical Storm Barry. We understand the stress and worry both homeowners and business owners are currently feeling, but please rest assured SERVPRO® of Greater Covington and Mandeville is prepared to handle any size disaster. With our local resources and the help of our national resources, we are prepared and ready to help. Our emergency restoration team will be available 24/7 this weekend to help once it is safe to do so.
We offer the following emergency restoration services:
- Roof tarping and repair
- Flood damage restoration
- Contents restoration
- Document restoration
- Mold remediation
- Project management
As of now, we urge you to check off the following items from your personal emergency preparedness checklist as soon as possible:
- Fill up vehicles with gas
- Withdraw cash to keep on hand
- Charge your phones and recharge portable phone chargers
- Stock up on enough food and water for at least 3 days
- Stock up on toiletries (don't forget toilet paper or wet wipes) and refill your first aid kits if necessary
- If a storm drain is located outside of your home, then please try to clean it or reach out to someone for help.
- Pick up sandbags and stage outside any areas where water may enter your home
- Continue watching the news and social media for updates
- Be home as early as possible (New Orleans residents are required to be home by 8:00 pm tonight)
- Due to the recent algae bloom in Lake Pontchartrain, everyone should avoid coming into contact with any flood waters around the lakefront in Mandeville.
- Stay off the roads as much as possible. If you have to question whether you should drive down the street or not, then don't! Turn around and find another way.
- If your home or business does experience flooding:
- Make sure the property is safe before entering
- Take pictures of everything
- Do not throw anything away before taking pictures and itemizing the items
- Contact us immediately to begin cleanup and reduce secondary damages
- Begin the claims process by contacting your insurance company and/or agent
- If any important documents have been damaged by flood waters and you still have power, then place the documents in a freezer. We can help with document restoration.