Hurricane categories don’t predict all related hazards, such as storm surge, rainfall-induced floods, and tornadoes, but they provide a good indication of how the hurricane might affect the local area and help people and disaster organizations gauge the safety measures that must be taken to prepare for the approaching storm. To be able to understand the risks and prepare, you need to know exactly what the different categories mean.
This week marks one year since Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, flooding homes and drowning out entire neighborhoods. The area is still recovering from the extensive damage. Thank you to The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and all organizations and people who supported the restoration efforts.
Check out some of our articles with information about Harvey and hurricane preparedness:
If you are in one of the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, whether you are at a shelter, returning home, or working to help the victims, you must be aware of the potential health risks and dangers from the flood water.
Severe weather can take the form of powerful winds, tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms and many other natural events. People are encouraged to become familiar with the various types of weather alerts that refer to conditions that are likely to occur in their vicinity. Common types of weather alerts include the following…
How to avoid grave mistakes before, during, and after a hurricane or tornado storm? Read on to find out the difference between tornado facts and myths and to learn how to prepare for a tornado the right way.
Proper business hurricane preparedness can ensure employees’ safety, minimize financial loss, and expedite recovery. Proactive behavior and advance planning can save a business owner thousands of dollars in lost revenue due to structural damage, building content damage, interruption of business operations, and employee displacement. Therefore, it’s crucial for a company to have a well-established hurricane response plan in place.
The immediate aftermath of a major storm can be a chaotic, emotional time as you take stock of the damage to your home or business and its contents. There may be fire, water, and wind damage all at once and every minute you hesitate means a greater chance of permanent damage. Follow these action steps to take control of the situation and limit the devastation.
After Harvey’s flood waters receded, ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning’s commercial division was on location at the Kingwood H-E-B. A restoration plan was put in place and the cleanup process began.