Storm? Call SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County!
SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County is here for you, your loved ones and your home. We know storms can be devastating and leave you with nothing. We want to take the time to share some information about what to do when you are experiencing a storm.
What to Do After a Hurricane
Find your loved ones. ...
Don't go home until it's safe. ...
Document the damage. ...
Contact your insurance company. ...
Apply for assistance. ...
Stay out of the water. ...
Prevent further damage. ...
Listen to local clean up news and advisories.
Standard homeowners policies cover wind damage. So, if hurricane winds or tornadoes wreck your home, you should be OK. However, if a storm surge or flood carries off your house, a standard policy won't make you whole. You'll still have a mortgage if your house is destroyed by flooding.
Fill your bathtub with water, unless you have little children. This water can be used for drinking, washing, and flushing the toilet. Water supplies are often compromised by hurricanes and either become undrinkable or stop flowing.
Stay Safe After a Hurricane or Other Tropical Storm
Stay out of floodwater.
Never use a wet electrical device.
If the power is out, use flashlights instead of candles.
Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
Be careful near damaged buildings.
Stay away from power lines.
Protect yourself from animals and pests.
Drink safe water. Eat safe food.
If you have no flood insurance, FEMA's IHP grant will help you in a specific set of ways after a flood or other disaster. ... This is much less coverage than NFIP flood insurance, which covers up to $250,000 to repair or replace your home and belongings.
Once the storm clears, call SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County to help you!