Recent Storm Damage Posts

Roof Tarps and Roof Repair

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

Did a big storm come through town and cause damage to your home? Your roof? Maybe even your siding? 

Don't worry SERVPRO of Vincennes can help! Storms can cause extreme damage especially if it causes trees to prevent people from getting from place to place along with power outages. 

Know that we act in a timely matter to get as many homeowners taken care of in the quickest amount of time. We always make our quality of work extremely important, but our speed matters too. 

When trees fall on your home or business we are the ones that can come out and tarp your roof. Which is just a quick fix to prevent further damage inside of your home. But we are also able to come repair your roof, and your siding to. 

Our team is trained and ready to serve you. Give us a call at 812-895-0581 and ask for Jason, our reconstruction manager. 

Tornado Damage in Vincennes Indiana

5/31/2020 (Permalink)

How much do you know about tornado's? We were surprised how much we didn't know. Check out the information below to learn more about tornadoes and also how SERVPRO of Vincennes can help you and your family!

  1. The average tornado moves southwest to northeast, but tornadoes have been known to move in any direction.
  2. The average forward speed of a tornado is 30 miles per hour, but may vary from stationary to 70 miles per hour.
  3. Tornadoes can accompany tropical storms and hurricanes as they move onto land.
  4. Tornadoes are most frequently reported east of the Rocky Mountains during spring and summer months.
  5. Tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3:00pm and 9:00pm.

Not only can tornadoes cause large amounts of damage but they can also cause simpler repairs like a roof tarps.

Did you know we do roof tarps too?

WE DO! We are proud to help anyone in our community big or small. 

Call SERVPRO of Vincennes today 812-895-0581 for your storm damage needs.

Proudly serving those in Vincennes Indiana and surrounding communities. 

Water in your Basement in Jasper Indiana?

1/5/2020 (Permalink)

Storm and Flood Damage to Jasper Indiana can be devastating. Immediate action is needed for the least amount of damage to take place, and you need the company with storm damage experience. That's us, SERVPRO of Vincennes located at 712 Upper 11th street in Vincennes Indiana.


Here in Vincennes our SERVPRO office has  the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.


We just recently had numerous water damage calls in Jasper, Indiana. We were able to be at every new job within that day. Our teams pulled together and did amazing work, working right through the weekend and into all hours of the night. We are so proud to stand beside a brand and a group of people that truly care and WANT to serve you. Our team gives up a lot, including free time, family time, and just time off in general. We are forever grateful for each and every one of them.

No Storm is Too Large !

12/31/2019 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. We are extremely proud of our large loss team. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO of Vincennes, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. 

Past Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program at our SERVPRO Corporate office includes the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team here in Vincennes Indiana can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. We travel and can get to you quickly! We are available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO is prepared for the unpredictable. Call on us.

Storm Damage in your Church

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

We know that your church is your congregation’s shelter, helping shield them from the storms of life. But if life’s literal storms damage your place of worship – or if your cleaning needs go beyond the reach of your staff – call SERVPRO of Vincennes. WE ARE HERE to help!

We are often called to clean carpets in church sanctuaries and also clean ducts. But there is no stain too small and no storm damage is too big for SERVPRO of Vincennes. Our professionals have the training, experience and equipment to restore and clean churches quickly, helping make it “Like it never even happened.” When life’s storms roll in, leave the building restoration to us so you can continue restoring lives.

If you happen to have damage in your church We would be happy to help and serve you. Give SERVPRO of Vincennes a call today.

We Are Not Afraid

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

When a storm comes through your town, the damage the storm can bring may be scary. From strong winds to heavy rain to tornado's a storms damage can cause a roof to leak, a basement to flood, and even major structural damage to your home or business.  

Heavy winds can cause damage to roofs. SERVPRO of Vincennes can tarp roofs to help keep water out of your attic and homes.

Heavy rain can cause basements to flood. SERVPRO of Vincennes knows how important it is to come quickly to extract the water to prevent any further damage.

When major structural damage happens to your home or business due to a storm let SERVPRO of Vincennes come in and start the demo and drying process. 

When storm damage happens to your business SERVPRO of Vincennes knows how important it is to get your business up and running to cut down on business interruption. 

When a storm comes through and causes damage to your home or business it can be scary. Call SERVPRO of Vincennes, let us be the heroes in your storm. 

Storm Damage Clean Up

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vincennes is a family owned and operated business and we are proud to serve our community along with other communities after storms hit cities all across the United States. 

All large loss teams are supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference between us and the other companies...is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. 

SERVPRO as a whole has served clients in the commercial industry in some of the following areas:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Here at SERVPRO of Vincennes we are ready to serve any area that has experienced storm damage. SERVPRO has teams across the United States ready to tackle any size disaster. Our training, technology, and equipment is next to none and our crews are the best out there.

Give us a call today to tarp your roof or board up your windows.

812-895-0581

We are Ready for Storms!

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO of Vincennes travels all over the United States to help those in need after a storm. We clean up after anything from hurricanes to tornadoes. 

Our team is prepared and ready to take on any size disaster including the huge ones. When a large storm is rolling in, our crews know to pack their bags and get ready to head out to help those in need. 

We are proud to serve people in our community, but we are also thankful that we are able to travel and serve others all over the United States. 

We never know when a storm is going to hit but we do know that we are trained and ready to hit the road as soon as it happens. 

When a Storm Comes Through Town

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Storm damage can be one of the most challenging types of damage for most communities. When a large storm comes through town it affects so many people, homes, and businesses. 

Most damage comes in small phases, a home or business here and there. But when a huge storm comes through a community-a large number of people are then affected. Which means a large number of people are now in need of help.

This is where SERVPRO of Vincennes comes in. We have a large enough team that we can not only handle the small damage but we can handle the largest size disasters as well. We have relationships with all of our neighboring SERVPRO's that can get to us quickly and start putting peoples lives back together. We are proud to be part of a large company that can team up at any time to serve those in need. 

We are proud to offer fire and water clean up and restoration along with storm damage to many communities surrounding Vincennes. We are regularly serving in Princeton Indiana, Washington Indiana, Petersburg Indiana, Jasper Indiana, and many other surrounding areas. 

Do You Know What to do BEFORE the Storm?

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Preparing for a storm can be intmidating, let us give you some tips to make the process a lot easier for you.

Before The Storm:

  1. Build an emergency supply kit and make a family communication plan.
  2. Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall and cause injury or damage during a severe thunderstorm.
  3. Postpone outdoor activities.
  4. Remember the 30/30 Lighting Safety Rule: Go indoors if, after seeing lighting, you cannot count to 30 before hearing thunder. Stay indoors for 30 minutes after hearing the last clap of thunder.
  5. Secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage.
  6. Get inside a home, building, or hard top automobile (not a convertible). Although you may be injured if lighting strikes your car, you are much safer inside a vehicle than outside.
  7. Remember, rubbed-soled shoes and rubber tires provide NO protection from lighting. However, the steel frame of a hard-topped vehicle provides increased protection if you are not touching metal.
  8. Shutter windows and secure outside doors. If shutters are not available, close window blinds, shades or curtains.
  9. Unplug any electronic equipment well before the storm arrives.

 Check out our next blog..."What to do During a Storm?"

Have you had Storm Damage at your Church?

2/23/2019 (Permalink)

Your church is your congregation’s shelter, helping shield them from the storms of life. But if life’s literal storms damage your place of worship – or if your cleaning needs go beyond the reach of your staff and congregation– call SERVPRO of Vincennes.

No stain is too small and no storm damage is too big for the SERVPRO® System. Here at SERVPRO of Vincennes we have access to over 1,700 franchises for back up if a larger storm hits town. 

Our team at SERVPRO of Vincennes have the training, experience and equipment to restore and clean churches quickly, helping make it “Like it never even happened.” When life’s storms roll in, leave the building restoration to us so you can continue restoring lives.

Storm damage at your church? We would be happy to help and serve you. Give SERVPRO of Vincennes a call today and expect to hear Miss Chrissy on the other line!

Damage to your Home after Tornado

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

How much do you know about tornado's? We were surprised how much we didn't know. Check out the information below. 

  1. The average tornado moves southwest to northeast, but tornadoes have been known to move in any direction.
  2. The average forward speed of a tornado is 30 miles per hour, but may vary from stationary to 70 miles per hour.
  3. Tornadoes can accompany tropical storms and hurricanes as they move onto land.
  4. Tornadoes are most frequently reported east of the Rocky Mountains during spring and summer months.
  5. Tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3:00pm and 9:00pm.

Who will you call with your storm damage needs? Many people in our community are not aware that we offer services to those homes damaged after tornadoes or other weather related storms.   

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Call SERVPRO of Vincennes today 812-895-0581 for your storm damage needs.

Proudly serving a community near you!

Are you Prepared for a Storm?

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

With technology today, we can usually predict when a large storm is going to hit. Here are some helpful tips to prepare you and your loved ones for a storm.

  1. Tune into your local weather radio station, TV channel, or app.

  1. Depending on the type of storm, you must evaluate your situation.

  • Your location matters. You need to find a safe place that offers shelter.

  1. Create an emergency plan.

  • Know where you are going (locate fast exit points or where to stay)

  • Memorize emergency phone numbers

  1. Prepare an emergency kit. Each kit should include:

  • Flashlights

  • Batteries

  • Non perishable foods

  • Water bottles

  • Blankets

  • First Aid Kit (essential medications)

  1. Prepare your home.

  • Make sure your insurance is adequate

  • Learn how to safely turn off your power, gas, and water

  • Remove tree branches or other dangers close to your home

  • Check your roof and gutters clear

If you have any more questions about storm preparedness. Give us a call!

My Office Has Standing Water

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

We've answered the phone many times to "my office has standing water in it, can you help?" We hate that you are dealing with this, but we are here to make your bad situation, not so bad.

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. 

Past Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO is prepared for the unpredictable. Call on us.

Did your office building flood?

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Vincennes is a family owned and operated business. However, we do have the help of all other SERVPRO teams if there is ever a large disaster. The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. 

Past Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO is prepared for the unpredictable. Call on us.

Water Damage in Jasper Indiana

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Storm and Flood Damage can be devastating. Immediate action is needed for the least amount of damage to take place, and you need the company with storm damage experience. That's us, SERVPRO of Vincennes located at 712 Upper 11th street in Vincennes Indiana.


Here in Vincennes our SERVPRO office has  the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.


We just recently had numerous water damage calls in Jasper, Indiana. We were able to be at every new job within that day. Our teams pulled together and did amazing work, working right through the weekend and into all hours of the night. We are so proud to stand beside a brand and a group of people that truly care and WANT to serve you. Our team gives up a lot, including free time, family time, and just time off in general. We are forever grateful for each and every one of them.

Let SERVPRO Clean Up Your Church After Damage

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Your church is your congregation’s shelter, helping shield you from the storms of life. It is also used to bring others together to lean on one another and Christ.


If life’s literal storms damage your place of worship – or if your cleaning needs go beyond the reach of your staff – call SERVPRO of Vincennes.
No stain is too small and no storm damage is too big for the SERVPRO® System.


SERVPRO of Vincennes Professionals have the training, experience and equipment to restore and clean churches quickly, helping make it “Like it never even happened.” When life’s storms roll in, leave the building restoration to us so you can continue restoring lives.


Let us help you take care of your church. We would be happy to help and serve you. Give SERVPRO of Vincennes a call today and expect to hear our wonderful Chrissy on the other line!

Damage at your Church? Let us Help.

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Your church is your congregation’s shelter, helping shield them from the storms of life. But if life’s literal storms damage your place of worship – or if your cleaning needs go beyond the reach of your staff – call SERVPRO of Vincennes.

No stain is too small and no storm damage is too big for the SERVPRO® System. SERVPRO of Vincennes Professionals have the training, experience and equipment to restore and clean churches quickly, helping make it “Like it never even happened.” When life’s storms roll in, leave the building restoration to us so you can continue restoring lives.

Storm damage at your church? We would be happy to help and serve you. Give SERVPRO of Vincennes a call today and expect to hear our sweet Sonya on the other line! 

Do you Know the Difference when it comes to Tornadoes?

1/1/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know many people don't know how to differentiate between a tornado watch and a tornado warning? 

WATCH:

A severe thunderstorm watch means that the potential exists for the development of thunderstorms which may produce large hail or damaging winds. A watch is issued by the SPC (Storm Prediction Center).

Warning:

A severe thunderstorm warning means that a severe thunderstorm is occurring or is imminent based on Doppler radar information or a reliable spotter report. A warning is issued but the local National Weather Service office.

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Call SERVPRO of Vincennes today 812-895-0581 for your storm damage needs.

Proudly serving an area near you!

Watch vs. Warning and storm basics are provided by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). For more information visit their website: www.noaa.gov.

Are you Prepared for a Tornado?

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

How much do you know about tornado's? We were surprised how much we didn't know. Check out the information below. 

  1. The average tornado moves southwest to northeast, but tornadoes have been known to move in any direction.
  2. The average forward speed of a tornado is 30 miles per hour, but may vary from stationary to 70 miles per hour.
  3. Tornadoes can accompany tropical storms and hurricanes as they move onto land.
  4. Tornadoes are most frequently reported east of the Rocky Mountains during spring and summer months.
  5. Tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3:00pm and 9:00pm.

Who will you call with your storm damage needs?  

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Call SERVPRO of Vincennes today 812-895-0581 for your storm damage needs.

Proudly serving a community near you!

Let SERVPRO of Vincennes prepare you for a storm

9/26/2017 (Permalink)

Our mission at SERVPRO of Vincennes is to help you after you and your family face a disaster. But, we also want to give you tips on how to prevent water and storm damage in your home. 

It is vital that all household members learn how to shut off the water at the main house valve.

  1. Before an emergency happens, locate the shut-off valve for the water line that enters your house and label this valve with a tag for easy identification. Make sure all household members know where it is located.
  2. Make sure this valve can be completely shut off. Your valve may be rusted open or it may only partially close. If so, replace it.
  3. Cracked lines may pollute the water supply to your house. It is wise to shut off your water until you hear from authorities that it is safe for drinking.
  4. The effects of gravity may drain the water in your hot water heater and toilet tanks unless you trap it in your house by shutting off the main house valve. (This is not the street valve in the cement box at the curb – the street valve is extremely difficult to turn and requires a special tool.)

All information and tips are from ready.gov

Are you prepared for a storm? Let us help.

9/20/2017 (Permalink)

With technology today, we can usually predict when a large storm is going to hit. Here are some helpful tips to prepare you and your loved ones for a storm. Harvey and Irma victims were thankfully give enough time to evacuate. These tips can help large and small storms.

  1. Tune into your local weather radio station, TV channel, or app.

  1. Depending on the type of storm, you must evaluate your situation.

  • Your location matters. You need to find a safe place that offers shelter.

  1. Create an emergency plan.

  • Know where you are going (locate fast exit points or where to stay)

  • Memorize emergency phone numbers

  1. Prepare an emergency kit. Each kit should include:

  • Flashlights

  • Batteries

  • Non perishable foods

  • Water bottles

  • Blankets

  • First Aid Kit (essential medications)

  1. Prepare your home.

  • Make sure your insurance is adequate

  • Learn how to safely turn off your power, gas, and water

  • Remove tree branches or other dangers close to your home

  • Check your roof and gutters clear

After hurricane Harvey and Irma we saw that preparation is key. Water and fuel became items that were not available like they normally would have been. Plan for disasters with your family, and if you ever need help, give SERVPRO of Vincennes a call. We are proudly serving Vincennes, IN, Washington, IN, Princeton, IN, Bicknell, IN, Freelandville, IN, Odon, IN, Petersburg, IN, Oakland City, IN, Fort Branch, IN, and Haubstadt, IN. 

No Storm is Too Large!

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. 

Past Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO is prepared for the unpredictable. Call on us.

Flood Damage

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Storm and Flood Damage can be devastating. Immediate action is needed for the least amount of damage to take place, and you need the company with storm damage experience. That's us, SERVPRO of Vincennes located at 712 Upper 11th street in Vincennes Indiana.


Here in Vincennes we have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.


We just recently had numerous water damage calls in Jasper, Indiana. We were able to be at every new job within that day. Our teams pulled together and did amazing work, working right through the weekend and into all hours of the night. We are so proud to stand beside a brand and a group of people that truly care and WANT to serve you. Our team gives up a lot, including free time, family time, and just time off in general. We are forever grateful for each and every one of them.

Your Shelter from Life's Storms

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

Your church is your congregation’s shelter, helping shield them from the storms of life. But if life’s literal storms damage your place of worship – or if your cleaning needs go beyond the reach of your staff – call SERVPRO of Vincennes.

No stain is too small and no storm damage is too big for the SERVPRO® System. SERVPRO of Vincennes Professionals have the training, experience and equipment to restore and clean churches quickly, helping make it “Like it never even happened.” When life’s storms roll in, leave the building restoration to us so you can continue restoring lives.

Storm damage at your church? We would be happy to help and serve you. Give SERVPRO of Vincennes a call today and expect to hear our sweet Sonya on the other line! 

What To Do: Before The Storm

12/28/2016 (Permalink)

Before The Storm:

  1. 1. To begin preparing, you should build an emergency supply kit and make a family communication plan.
  2. Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall and cause injury or damage during a severe thunderstorm.
  3. Postpone outdoor activities.
  4. Remember the 30/30 Lighting Safety Rule: Go indoors if, after seeing lighting, you cannot count to 30 before hearing thunder. Stay indoors for 30 minutes after hearing the last clap of thunder.
  5. Secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage.
  6. Get inside a home, building, or hard top automobile (not a convertible). Although you may be injured if lighting strikes your car, you are much safer inside a vehicle than outside.
  7. Remember, rubbed-soled shoes and rubber tires provide NO protection from lighting. However, the steel frame of a hard-topped vehicle provides increased protection if you are not touching metal.
  8. Shutter windows and secure outside doors. If shutters are not available, close window blinds, shades or curtains.
  9. Unplug any electronic equipment well before the storm arrives.

 

 

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Call us today at 812-895-0581 for your storm cleanup needs.

We are proudly serving Vincennes, Princeton, Jasper, Washington, Odon, Bruceville, Petersburg, Freelandville, Newburgh, Huntingburg, Oakland City, and Fort Branch!

What To Do: During the Storm

12/28/2016 (Permalink)

During The Storm:

  1. Use your battery-operated NOAA Weather Radio for updates from local officials.
  2. Avoid contact with corded phones. Cellphones are recommended.
  3. Avoid contact with electrical equipment or cords. Unplug appliances and other electrical items such as computers and turn off air conditioners. Power surges from lighting can cause serious damage.

  4. Avoid contact with plumbing. Do not wash your hands, do not take a shower, do not wash dishes and do not do laundry. Plumbing and bathroom fixtures can conduct electricity.
  5. Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off porches.
  6. Do not lie on concrete floors and do not learn against concrete walls.
  7. Avoid natural lighting rods such as a tall, isolated tree in an open area.
  8. Avoid hilltops, open fields, the bench or a boat on the water.
  9. Take a shelter in a sturdy building. Avoid isolated sheds or other small structures in open areas.
  10. Avoid contact with anything metal-tractors, farm equipment, motorcycles, gold carts, golf club, and bicycles.
  11. If you are driving, try to safely exit the roadway and park. Stay in the vehicle and turn on the emergency flashers until the heavy rain ends. Avoid touching metal or other surfaces that conduct electricity in and outside the vehicle.

 

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Call SERVPRO of Vincennes today 812-895-0581 for your storm damage needs.

We are proudly serving Vincennes, Princeton, Jasper, Washington, Odon, Bruceville, Petersburg, Freelandville, Newburgh, Huntingburg, Oakland City, and Fort Branch!

 

What To Do: After The Storm

12/28/2016 (Permalink)

After The Storm:

 

  1. Never drive through a flooded roadway.
  2. Stay away from storm-damaged areas to keep from putting yourself at risk from the effects of severe thunderstorms.
  3. Continue to listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or to local radio and television stations for updated information or instructions, as access to roads or some parts of the community may be blocked.
  4. Help people who may require special assistance, such as infants, children and the elderly or those with access or functional needs.
  5. Stay away from downer power lines and report them immediately.
  6. Watch your animals closely. Keep them under your direct control.

 

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Call SERVPRO of Vincennes today 812-895-0581  and ask us how we can help your storm damage needs.

We are proudly serving Vincennes, Princeton, Jasper, Washington, Odon, Bruceville, Petersburg, Freelandville, Newburgh, Huntingburg, Oakland City, and Fort Branch!

Watch vs. Warning

12/28/2016 (Permalink)

What is the difference between a watch and a warning?

 

WATCH:

A severe thunderstorm watch means that the potential exists for the development of thunderstorms which may produce large hail or damaging winds. A watch is issued by the SPC (Storm Prediction Center).

 

Warning:

A severe thunderstorm warning means that a severe thunderstorm is occurring or is imminent based on Doppler radar information or a reliable spotter report. A warning is issued but the local National Weather Service office.

 

 

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Call SERVPRO of Vincennes today 812-895-0581 for your storm damage needs.

We are proudly serving Vincennes, Princeton, Jasper, Washington, Odon, Bruceville, Petersburg, Freelandville, Newburgh, Huntingburg, Oakland City, and Fort Branch!

 

Watch vs. Warning and storm basics are provided by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). For more information visit their website: www.noaa.gov.

 

 

 

 

 

Tornado Facts

12/28/2016 (Permalink)

Tornadoes are arguably nature's most violent storms. Generated from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes generally appear as rotating, funnel-shaped clouds extending from the cloud base to the ground. With winds that can reach up to 300 miles per hour, tornadoes can cause massive destruction within seconds. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and fifty miles long.

  1. The average tornado moves southwest to northeast, but tornadoes have been known to move in any direction.
  2. The average forward speed of a tornado is 30 miles per hour, but may vary from stationary to 70 miles per hour.
  3. Tornadoes can accompany tropical storms and hurricanes as they move onto land.
  4. Tornadoes are most frequently reported east of the Rocky Mountains during spring and summer months.
  5. Tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3:00pm and 9:00pm.

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Call SERVPRO of Vincennes today 812-895-0581 for your storm damage needs.

We are proudly serving Vincennes, Princeton, Jasper, Washington, Odon, Bruceville, Petersburg, Freelandville, Newburgh, Huntingburg, Oakland City, and Fort Branch!

Storm Damage: How to prepare for a storm.

7/26/2016 (Permalink)

With technology today, we can usually predict when a large storm is going to hit. Here are some helpful tips to prepare you and your loved ones for a storm.

  1. Tune into your local weather radio station, TV channel, or app.

  1. Depending on the type of storm, you must evaluate your situation.

  • Your location matters. You need to find a safe place that offers shelter.

  1. Create an emergency plan.

  • Know where you are going (locate fast exit points or where to stay)

  • Memorize emergency phone numbers

  1. Prepare an emergency kit. Each kit should include:

  • Flashlights

  • Batteries

  • Non perishable foods

  • Water bottles

  • Blankets

  • First Aid Kit (essential medications)

  1. Prepare your home.

  • Make sure your insurance is adequate

  • Learn how to safely turn off your power, gas, and water

  • Remove tree branches or other dangers close to your home

  • Check your roof and gutters clear