Recent Storm Damage Posts

New Seasons, New Storms

11/7/2021 (Permalink)

A Frozen Tree Branch This looks colder than the in-laws, amirite, folks??

As the warmer months draw to a close, and the sweatshirts and firewood come out, your risk for certain storms--hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, rain--declines dramatically. However, your risk for colder storms--blizzards, sleet, freezing rain, snow--increases precipitously. Out of the frying pan and into the fire, right?

But you don’t have to constantly be worrying your way into ground-up teeth and a stomach that’s just one big ulcer: you do have agency, and you can take steps to prevent disaster from striking you and your family as intensely as it inevitably will someday if you don’t do anything to prevent it.

So don’t waste any time! Ensure that your doors and windows are properly insulated, verify that your gutters are clean and every shingle is secured in place on your roof, and remember to salt your sidewalks the night before if there’s some frigid weather headed your way.

Lastly, if your home is eventually damaged by a winter storm, don’t forget to call SERVPRO of Kernersville at (650) 870-2883. We’ll help you repair the home, and indirectly save you a dentist and/or gastroenterologist visit!

How does Community Resilience Play a Role in Storm Hazard Damage?

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

A map of FEMA's Community Resilience score Can you find yourself on the map? Do you feel better or worse? Keep in mind that Community is one of the few factors YOU can change!

We all know some regions of our great nation are more prone to certain natural disasters than others. If you live in New Orleans, you probably won’t get caught in an avalanche. New Yorkers probably won’t ever see a tornado pass thru. Santa Fe will probably never get hit by a blizzard. But climate, biome, and altitude aren’t the only factors when it comes to damage and loss from natural disasters. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) uses a score called “Community Resilience” to gauge your community’s ability to respond to Natural Disasters and Hazards when they inevitably happen. If you’d like to find out how your region fares on the score, check the map at the top of this post, and if you’d like to learn more, follow the link below:

If you find yourself in a bind, and your home or business is damaged, keep in mind that SERVPRO of Kernersville is a part of your community, and we are there for you to help clean up and restore the damage you experienced. Call us at (650) 870-2883 and we can work on picking up the pieces, together!

What is my Ice Storm Risk?

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

A Map of the ice storm risk for America Red is bad, blue is good, grey is a mystery! What a beautiful rainbow of destruction.

FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, puts together National Maps of risks for damage from various national disasters each year called the “National Risk Index,” and it has one specifically for Ice Storm Damage. If you are wondering whether or not you’re in danger from some ice storm damage in the coming season, check out the map and see what you can learn.

The map is found here:

After you’ve learned about your risk at your home, it’s time to take precautions. Remember to clean up brush from the trees around your house, salt your driveway and sidewalk, and turn off your pipes leading outside the house.

If all else fails, and you still get walloped by an Ice Storm, be sure to call SERVPRO of Kernersville at (336) 748-0250 and we can come help you thaw things out and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Tips for Winter Storms (With and Without Power!)

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

A window covered in frost. If you can see your breath indoors, this likely applies to you.

To-Do Checklist (If Power is still On)

1) If you still have electricity in your home, try to keep your thermostat as high as possible for as long as you can. If you no longer have power in your house try to find a gas-powered heater. (Tip: Buy a heater ahead of time to save time and money during the crisis.

2) Unless there is an emergency, stay inside. 

3) Turn all your faucets to a slow drip to help prevent your pipes from freezing.

4) Wear dry or waterproof clothes; remember to wear layers to preserve body heat.

5) Stay hydrated with plenty of fluids. Experts suggest that, in emergencies, you should drink two quarts (half a gallon) of water a day – more if you're in a hot climate, sick, pregnant, or a child.

To-Do Checklist (If the Power Goes Out) 

1) Use a gas generator to power "essential devices," like the refrigerator and heaters.

2) Unplug computers, TVs, and other non-essential electrical equipment to avoid a power surge.

3) To keep food from spoiling, do not open the freezer or fridge unless necessary, and be brief!

4) Move frozen food and things that could go bad quickly to the garage to stay frozen if the power is out for a long time.

5) Use flashlights to avoid the risk of a fire. Candles may look cooler, but they’re actually hotter!

6) Do not use cooking devices that may emit carbon monoxide or other fumes.

7) Dress in layers and use blankets and towels to help keep warm.

8) If you have a weather radio, periodically listen to weather reports for your area.

Five Ways you can Prevent Storm Damage to your Home

10/1/2021 (Permalink)

A tornado touches down in a field Hope you prepared, buster. If not, have a Red Bull and hop to it!

Storms are an ever-present part of life, and our species has been waging a war against the winds for as long as we have been on this planet, but you don’t have to be completely helpless against storm damage.

Check out these five tips to prevent storm damage to your home:

  1. Shingles: Periodically check and verify your roof’s shingles are in good working order.

Shingles that are damaged run a higher risk of being ripped off the roof during storm, leaving your roof vulnerable to even more wind damage. Those shingles are there for a reason! Either DIY a replacement or contact a professional to do it for you.

  1. Siding: It’s the same story with your siding. You may think a small-ish gap in your siding is nothing more than a moderate eye-sore, but it can actually be a danger to the structural integrity of your home! Without siding protecting the walls, wind is more able to blow in and do serious damage to the house instead of being redirected safely by your siding. Depending on where it is on your house, you might be able to DIY it, but if it’s >20 ft in the air, you might want to contact a professional!
  2. Fenceposts: If you have a fence, you should do a quick run-thru of each post, verifying it is indeed sturdily inserted into the ground by giving it a solid shake. This may seem unnecessary, but if a decent-sized gale blows through your neighborhood, flying fenceposts aren’t out of the question! This is an easy task to knock out yourself in twenty minutes or so.
  3. Tree branches: If you have any mature trees in your yard or nearby, pop on over to them and look for any branches that seem weak or older, and trim them off to nip that problem in the bud (literally!) You don’t want branches turning into projectiles and destroying your windows or roof. If your neighbor has a tree that needs trimming, pester him to do so before the storm comes. Neighbors love being told to trim their trees by other neighbors!
  4. Yard Projectiles: If you have children, you likely have some toys scattered about the yard or hidden in the grass for later play. If you don’t have children, you likely have a fire pit and some lawn furniture for your own leisure time. You might even have both! Regardless, wind can toss around anything that isn’t bolted to the ground, so either pull what you can inside, or tie it to something that’s not going anywhere, like a tree or a shed or whatever you can find.

We can’t ever ensure we will never be the victim of storm damage, but we can take easy steps to lower our chances. Good luck, and if worst comes to worst, call SERVPRO of Kernersville at (336) 748-0250 and we can help you clean up the damage.

What Items Can Be Saved After Your Home Floods?

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

Rain, rain, and more rain. They’re moments in the year, sometimes too many where our community goes days on end with rain. Then changing over to snow and ice in the winter if the temperatures manage to drop below freezing for a substantial amount of time. While snow is pretty to look at, what often accompanies it is a fearful weather condition. Ice can cause trees to topple over onto your roof creating a hole where water can seep into all areas of your home including the basement. 

Falling trees can rupture the pipes of your home as well which may cause hundreds if not more gallons of water to spew out into your basement, flooring, walls, and ceiling. Any amount of standing water in your home may spell disaster if not mitigated promptly. Significant water damage can begin to warp your hardwood floors, stain your carpeting, and create a mold growth situation.

Calling an experienced water cleanup crew with IICRC Certification and experience in restoration is key to beginning the process of getting your home back to normal. Our team is trained in proper drying methods and mold testing to help keep your family safe. We’ll also reconstruct your house after it’s been restored to streamline the process. 

When many customers call our office to request our services it’s critical you’ve already completed a few tasks beforehand. Listed below are a few key steps homeowners should take if they experience water damage. 

  1. Shut Off The Water Source
    1. Locate the cut-off valve in your home. It’s likely underneath your kitchen or bathroom sink. 
  2. Do What You Can In Order To Mitigate The Damage
    1. Try to soak as much water as you can on your own using towels. 
  3. Call A Water Cleanup Company
    1. Available 24/7 with 20+ years of experience and contractor license for repairs. 
  4. Speak To Your Home Insurance Provider  
    1. Save your insurance agent’s contact information on your phone, or write it down. 

If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, or mold damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, 336-748-0250.

How To Brace Your Home For The Next Hurricane

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

June 1 began the official start to the hurricane season with two named storms Arthur and Bertha forming in the Atlantic. Hurricane Isaias developed in late July crawling up the east coast causing power outages and property damage in its wake. While the hurricane made a minimal impact on local residents, homeowners should prepare themselves for the next hurricane that may travel further inland. 

Inches of rain can fall within hours as a hurricane track’s inland. Flooding a home’s basement and weakening the sewage system essential to any family’s well-being. To protect your home’s basement it’s critical you thoroughly inspect the pipes and sewage lines to see if years of wear and tear have impacted their reliability. 

Floodwaters can also infiltrate your home’s basement through the windows. Ensuring that they’re properly sealed is a critical part of your hurricane preparation plans not only for the summer and fall season but year-round. Outside of the basement creating a landscape surrounding your home that diverts water away rather than towards may also help to limit the amount of floodwater. 

If your property does experience damage due to flooding from a storm or hurricane, please call us. We’re staffed with an emergency team of water mitigation experts ready to assist you. 

If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, or mold damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, 336-748-0250. 

Flooding Hazards Due To A Hurricane?

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding is a major concern for homeowners as hurricanes track toward their area dropping inches of rain in a matter of hours. Floodwaters can infiltrate your home causing damage to its interior including the basement and the first floor. Preventing this sort of damage which may also lead to mold is at top of mind for property owners as a tropical storm moves inland. Flooding can also have life-threatening ramifications as well presenting a hazard to yourself, your family, and your community. 

There are a number of hazards posed to individuals and the public when flooding occurs and fails to recede for a substantial amount of time. Down power lines due to strong winds can fall into floodwaters endangering the public with the possibility of elocution if the wires are still live. Physical objects such as debris, road signage, and vehicles can become trapped in floodwaters as well which reinforces the need to avoid floodwaters at all possible until it recedes. 

Individuals who reside in rural areas and in some circumstances urban areas will also want to avoid floodwaters for health reasons. Human and livestock waste can be found in floodwaters diluting it. Various chemicals used in residences and industrial areas may also present a hazard to the public. It’s recommended to avoid floodwaters as much as possible to avoid coming into contact with contaminants to prevent risk to your health overall. 

If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, or mold damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, (336) 748-0250. 

Potential Causes of Basement Flooding From Storms

6/12/2020 (Permalink)

Many homeowners dream of having a basement that they can truly make into their own space. Whether it’s for added living space, a man cave, or even a basement apartment. Adding features to a basement requires a substantial amount of investment. Therefore it’s paramount you protect your investment and the additional equity it has contributed to your property. 

Hurricanes and rainstorms can cause significant damage to your home ruining the investment you’ve made. Flash flooding and torrential rainfall may make water cleanup a further ordeal you rather not encounter. There are several steps that you can take to minimize the likelihood of a basement flood which may lead to mold. 

  1. Building a rain garden may assist in preventing excess rain from coming into your basement. 
  2. Evaluate your basement and your entire home for any plumbing leaks.
  3. Review your basement windows to ensure they’re sealed correctly. 

Your SERVPRO of Kernersville team is experienced in the area of water cleanup, mitigation, and remediation. We’ve partnered with hundreds of homeowners during their water damage situations to resolve them effectively. Our area has experienced above-average rainfall for the last three years making these circumstances quite frequent. 

If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, or mold damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, (336) 748-0250.

Your Storm Cleanup and Disaster Recovery Experts

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

Summer is a time to make boatloads of memories from evenings grilling out on your deck to weekends at your beach house overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The incredible investment you’ve made in your property has created an emotional tie to it and protecting it as well as the memories created are important. Nevertheless, being aware of the potential harm that can come to your property are thoughts best kept in mind also. A possible threat to your property is a hurricane which can cause crippling damage. 

Hurricane season began this month and it’s critical homeowners prepare for the storms that may impact their area. Whether it’s a property you own here in the Piedmont Triad or a second home out on the Carolina Coast it’s paramount you do all you can you safeguard the integrity of the structure. Hurricanes, tropical storms, and tropical depressions may bring strong winds, inches upon inches of rain, and possibly tornadoes which can all spell disaster for your property. 

Two years ago both Hurricane Florence and Michael struck the North Carolina coast. The SERVPRO of Kernersville team went into action as a storm clean and disaster recovery crew. We’re experienced in this arena not only from these two hurricanes but storms and tornadoes that have impacted Kernersville previously. We’re equipped and available to respond to your disaster situation when it happens. 

If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, or mold damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, (336) 748-0250. 

We’re In Spring In Case You Haven’t Noticed

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

fallen tree with green leaves on top of a grey roof fallen tree on a roof due to storm damage

COVID-19 has captivated all of our minds and required us to change our movements as well as our lifestyles. With everything going on it’s quite easy to forget that we’re presently in spring where severe weather is most prevalent. While COVID-19 is the focus of our minds at the moment it’s crucial not to forget the dangerousness of severe weather. How it negatively impacts all of us and takes life as swiftly as any virus can.

Your SERVPRO of Kernersville team wants to make the community aware that we’re still working and are ready to respond when severe weather strikes whether it’s heavy rain, flash flooding, hail, or a tornado which all can do significant damage to your property within a few short hours.

After severe weather strikes and you assess your property for any damage whether caused through the hail to your roof; perhaps a basement flood which is possible when heavy rains storm in. Flash flooding speaks for itself in its name and responding quickly is critical to minimizing the effects to your basement. Rainwater can also infiltrate your home through your door or if an object causes your home’s walls to falter. Nevertheless know that the SERVPRO of Kernersville team is here when you need us.

SERVPRO of Kernersville is available 24/7 to respond to your water loss situations and can be reached at (336) 748-0250.

Storm Damage Can Impair Your Property

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

tornado coming down from the sky with a daybreaking sky in the background along the road. Tornado in day breaking sky.

Thunderstorms are an unpleasant part of our lives including what often times comes with them. Tornadoes, hail, strong winds, and lightning are all potential threats to your home or place of business. The properties you hold most dear to your heart. Protecting your property and preparing for severe weather is a critical part of life that must be taken seriously. Of course, things such as power outages and flooding are out of all of our control but putting steps in place to mitigate the severity of those crises to your property may make an array of difference.

First things first if you experience a power outage it is more than likely due to down power lines in the Piedmont Triad. Don’t go near a down power line and your electrical company with modern technology will more than likely be aware of down power lines. Secondly, it’s possible that damage is done to your attic, ceiling, and walls due to outside objects or even potentially a tree that will allow water to flow into your home. Mitigating these occurrences to your space is crucial to the overall integrity of your property. Standing water on your floors, in your basement, or up in your attic are all potential dangers that the SERVPRO of Kernersville team has expertise and experience in mitigating storm damage to your property.

The SERVPRO of Kernersville service area includes the Town of Kernersville and our team has years of experience in storm damage as well as flood damage.

If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, or mold damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, 336-748-0250.

Severe Weather Causes Damage Across The Piedmont Triad

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

rain drops on window at night Rain drops

February was a peculiar month for weather in the Piedmont Triad including the Town of Kernersville. February was one the wettest months on record for this area and a rainstorm earlier this month caused significant damage to various properties as well as a tornado that spun out for a few seconds. It still caused damage to multiple properties displaying the utter power of a tornado regardless of its ranking.

Weather forecast can change at a drop a hat, so it’s important to prepare yourself and your property from potential damage when a storm strikes. Simple steps such as clearing your gutters on a regular basis to prevent buildup in once a big storm arrives. Resealing windows to prevent water from seeping through as well as checking to see if your entryways have been eroded in any sort that may allow water to seep through. Lastly, have a professional inspect your roof for any damage. Best to do that before a big storm comes instead of after when that sort of damage to your roof can incur a significant financial investment.

The SERVPRO of Kernersville team can be reached at (336) 748-0250.

Winter Weather Comes & Go's For Kernersville

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

snow flake focused on while the background is unfocused Collection of snowflakes

This winter season has been quite calm here in the Piedmont Triad. That was until last week when the area received its first measurable snowfall in over a year. Yes, that’s right, over a year, Kernersville, as well as the rest of the central region of North Carolina, has gone without snow since December 10, 2018. With the impending snowstorm as many people were perceiving it began being forecasted on the local news. It went back and forth between several inches to barely inch if everything predicted, came to the past. 

Fortunately, when the snowstorm did arrive in Kernersville, it was not as terrible as it could have been. Public school systems, of course, took upmost precautions to protect the most vulnerable. For the most part, though, the winter storm turned out not to be as disastrous as previous storms that have impacted the area. Regardless, the SERVPRO of Kernersville team is available 24/7 to assist you with any storm damage to your property whether impacted by snow, wind or any other sort of storm damage. 

The SERVPRO of Kernersville team can be reached at (336) 748-0250.


12/20/2019 (Permalink)

snow covering wooden house in the forrest with a blue house next to it. brown wooden house surrounded by trees

One of the facts of life is that we can’t control the weather. Rain, wind, tornadoes, ice, and snow are weather occurrences that are bound to happen especially in North Carolina where we tend to express all four seasons regardless of the current season we’re in. There are many steps that you can take to prepare your property for the impending elements, but if your property is damaged are you financially prepared to repair the damages.

Unfortunately, for many property owners who choose to forgo insurance are typically overwhelmed by the cost of restoration after the damage occurs. The importance of carrying insurance on your property even if it’s paid for can not be overstated. Older buildings are especially subjectable to damage from winter weather storms including snow and ice. Heavy snow on an older home can cause the roof to collapse causing serious damage to both the exterior and interior of your home. Cost may go well into the thousands which for most people are funds that aren’t readily available. Ice storms can cause trees surrounding your home to fall onto your home if the ice is thick enough. 

Searching for the right insurance provider is paramount to protecting your property and your finances. Stay connected to SERVPRO of Kernersville by following us on social media where will be posting blogs on how to screen insurance providers for the best one. 

If you’ve experienced a fire and fire damage to your business or home, then call us at SERVPRO of Kernersville. We can be reached at (336) 748-0250.

Winter Weather Preparedness for the Piedmont Triad Part I

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

red cardinal sitting on branch of tree while it's snowing. North State Bird, the cardinal sitting on a branch.

The Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina isn’t known for receiving snow and ice regularly throughout the winter season. Though when it does happen it is usually the top story in the morning, noon, and evening news for everyone to know about. There’s also typically an array of memes and gifs mocking how North Carolinians respond to snow before and during its arrival. Nevertheless the importance of being prepared for winter weather in our area whether it’s one huge snowstorm that blankets the entire triad or a few inches of snow that may receive the same response as if it were a blizzard. Keeping these tips in mind for protecting your property from the worst parts of the snowy and icy weather may save you a lot of stress and money in your bank account. 

The first thing to do is keep yourself tuned in to your local news station for the most accurate forecast. In the age of the internet, many people have begun to forego the wisdom of their area meteorologists for weather updates from certain apps and sites. While there’s nothing wrong with staying up to date with consistent postings from online mediums the total reliance on them could spell disaster from the most detailed messages typically given by your local meteorologist. Take a few minutes out of your day to watch your local newscast on television or streaming service on their website. Doing so will help you prepare with the closest ton concrete information to protect your property from snow, ice, or sleet damage. 

Part II coming soon.

If you’ve experienced a fire and fire damage to your business or home, then call us at SERVPRO of Kernersville. We can be reached at (336) 748-0250.

Why Storm Surges Are So Dangerous

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

Storm surge send waves crashing into homes Storm surges have the ability to take out your car, your home and your life.

The center of Hurricane Dorian made landfall at 8:35 a.m. on Friday September 6, 2018 over Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, with maximum sustained winds near 90 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Overnight, the storm hit parts of North Carolina and Virginia with rain, storm surges and strong winds as it brushed up against the coast as a Category 1 Hurricane. So what defines a storm surge and why are they so dangerous?

A Storm Surge is an abnormal rise of water generated by a storm, over and above the predicted astronomical tide. It’s the change in the water level that is due to the presence of the storm.

A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, somewhere within an area within the next 36 hours. It means that moderate to major tidal flooding is expected. Low-lying roadways will be inundated and become impassible. Homes and businesses are at risk of being flooded or destroyed. Lives are 100% at risk.

While it can be confused as such, a storm surge is not a wall of water that rushes in onto the shore. It is typically a rise of water which often happens quickly, moving at the same rate as the forward speed of a hurricane.  

Surges are very powerful!! Only 1 cubic yard of sea water weighs 1,728 pounds. A 6-inch surge can knock a person down. It can and will take out and destroy things in its path due to either force and/ or a combination of force and pressure from flood water. 

Storm surges kill more people in a hurricane than any other components of the storm. It is for this reason alone that it is always encouraged to evacuate from areas along the shore, or from smaller islands where there isn’t much inland area to seek what’ll remain as dry land. The overwhelming majority of deaths which are in part of the 10 deadliest U.S. landfalling hurricanes were the result of storm surge alone.

Get away from storm surges. Your life, your families lives, your pets lives depend on it. It isn’t worth the risk to take your chances and stay behind. Especially when evacuation orders are in place. While yes, meteorologists can predict wrong, it’s often only due to how unpredictable these storms can sometimes be. Safety and evacuation measures should be taken and obeyed though as it’s not recommended to gamble with your life. First responders lives are then also placed directly in jeopardy when having to go in to rescue those who choose to “ride out the storm” by not evacuating. A surge 1 foot deep can take a car off a road. Getting out early is key because the surge can begin up to 24 hours before the storm makes landfall.

Storm surges are going to cause flooding to your home whether you are in it or not. Again it is best to evacuate and in a timely manner. Once it is deemed safe to return to your home, it is then that SERVPRO is here to assist. We are here to assist not only with flooding due to storm surge or lots of rainfall, but also with storm damage resulting from high winds. Give SERVPRO of Kernersville a call 24/7 at 336-379-1772 and if we are not nearby, we will be able to connect you with a SERVPRO in your direct area. 

Why Hurricane Predictions Aren’t An Exact Science

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

Hurricane moving up the coast Hurricanes can be unpredictable even with advances in today’s modern technology

Thanks to evolving technology, including better satellite data and faster computers, as well as an increasing knowledge of what actually goes on inside of a Hurricane.  Computer models that are used to predict hurricanes have gotten much better. Meteorologists have gotten reasonably good at figuring out where a tropical cyclone is headed. What they’re  not so good at is figuring out how strong it's going to be when it gets there.

Hurricane prediction involves a number of different computer generated models. Each model is a little bit different, and has different strengths. "It's not a straight mass equation, where you say solve for x and that's the answer," explains John Cangialosi, a hurricane specialist at NOAA's National Hurricane Center. "There are a lot of assumptions being made. There is no exact answer."

For example, it was only recently that we learned that the wall around the hurricane's eye can deteriorate, and a new one will form around it. This can affect the intensity of the hurricane, but not always in the same way. Sometimes it makes the hurricane stronger, sometimes weaker. "Those are the things we can't quite model. We can't take into account all the dynamics of the eye wall," Mock says.

That's why hurricane forecasting still relies not just on a computer crunching numbers, but on human intervention--an actual forecaster who looks at the details of the storm and determines whether the model seems to be painting an accurate picture that makes sense based on the conditions. And that's why sometimes, a storm predicted to be a doozy barely seems like a blip in the radar, or vice versa.

We have begun to learn a little bit more about hurricane dynamics by flying planes into the eye of the storm. Sending aircraft straight to the source to drop weather balloons and sensors to collect data on aspects like wind direction, pressure, water vapor can help meteorologists learn more about how storms work. It is however still no exact science which continues to leave many hurricanes and their paths unpredictable.

If you are in a hurricanes predicted path though, while it may change it is best to take all precautions and to evacuate if ordered to do so. There’s always a chance the storm may still come your way and safety for yourself, your family and your pets should be top concern. Staying behind or not heading warnings, or being prepared, can cost you and your family.

If your home or business is damaged during a severe storm like a hurricane, then call us at SERVPRO of Kernersville at 336-379-1772. We are here for you 24/7 and365.

Source: Popular Science

Federal Funds Approved For Storm Victims

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

The President has officially approved Governor Roy Cooper's request for a federal disaster declaration to help tornado victims in Guilford and Rockingham counties.

The decision came on Tuesday, April 15.  All storm victims will be able to apply for low-interest federal loans or grants to help them repair their homes and businesses.
 Families and business owners can now apply for financial help to repair and rebuild.
The governor declared a state of emergency for Guilford and Rockingham counties on April 20 and sent the federal disaster declaration request to the president on April 25.

He reached out to local officials today to share the good news that the request for federal help has been granted.

Storm survivors are encouraged to register with FEMA online or via phone as soon as possible, in one of the following ways:

    • Online at

    • Download the FEMA Mobile App and register online

    • Phone 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585

    • The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week

  • Multilingual operators are available

CONTACT SERVPRO of Kernersville for all your storm repair needs.

When Storms or Floods Hit Kernersville and SE Forsyth County, SERVPRO is Ready!

5/23/2016 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready 24/7 to handle any emergency that comes your way!

SERVPRO of Kernersville 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 Kernersville or SE Forsyth County, 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 at (336) 748-0250.