Archived Storm Damage Blog Posts
Tis The Season...For Storms
Spring into early summer is our typical “tornado season” but if you live in or near Hobart, Indiana, you know that storm season is all year long! We never know when severe weather is going to hit us! This year we had snow in the middle of April, followed by a beautiful 60 degrees just 2 days later. SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County is an Emergency Service Company and we are PREPARED for all of the severe weather that Mother Nature decides to throw our way! We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year! We understand that weather takes no days off and neither do we.
We proudly serve Hobart, Lake Station, Gary, Merrillville, Crown Point and surrounding areas. Call us if you experience damage to your home or business due to severe weather. We will make it "Like it never even happened."
Flash Flood Watch
A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Hobart Indiana and the surrounding areas. There will be localized flash flooding, poor drainage, and lowland flooding is possible near rivers, streams, and creeks. Please NEVER EVER drive onto flooded roadways! Turn Around, Don’t Drown!
During this Flash Flood Watch we all need to be prepared!
- Check the forecast for updates
- Be aware of the roads that are most likely to flood…avoid them and find alternative route
- Have a place set to go if you need to get to higher ground
- Have multiple ways to receive flood alerts
- Always check on your elderly family, friends, and neighbors
Give us a call RIGHT AWAY at 219-947-9931 if you have experienced water in your home or business due to the recent storms. We specialize in water damage restoration and are available 24 hours a day. 7 days a week.
SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County proudly serves our local communities:
- Lake Station
- Crown Point
Dancing In The Rain Is Fun...
But rain flooding and destroying your home IS NOT! SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County technicians are trained Water Restoration Specialists and will respond immediately to your home after a storm damages your home. Whether it's from water spouts not being properly installed or a tree falling into your home and rain pouring in and causing damage, we will help. Storm damage can be devastating and here at SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County we know that fast action is critical to limit further damage and reduce cost.
In the aftermath of catastrophic storms, we have a Disaster Recovery Team that will also respond quickly and add additional resources. So there is NO storm or disaster that is too big for us to handle.
Remember to call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County immediately following storm damage. 219-947-9931
Heavy Rain and Flooded Basements
A basement can flood at any time, but flooding often happens during heavy rainfall. And in our area we get plenty of rain during our summer storm season. Basements are prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a house and are built below ground level. Water runs from high to low ground and unfortunately straight into your basement. Excessive rain in a short period of time can saturate the earth around your basement and push through foundation cracks. THIS is when you call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County. (219) 947-9931. We can answer any questions you have and get our highly trained technicians out to you right away!
SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County proudly serves Hobart Indiana, Lake Station Indiana, Gary Indiana, Merrillville Indiana, Crown Point Indiana, and ALL surrounding areas.
Tornado season is here and we want you to know some information on tornadoes so YOU can be more prepared.
Tornadoes destroy anything in their path. They can destroy buildings, flip cars and create mass destruction!
- They can happen anytime and anywhere
- Bring winds in excess of 200 mph
- They can look like funnels
If you are under a TORNADO WARNING, find shelter RIGHT AWAY!
Your friends at SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County want you to stay safe. So follow some of these tips:
- If you are near a sturdy building, get inside immediately
- Go to a safe room or basement
- Stay away from windows
- Watch for flying debris
- Cover your head with your arms
Continue to listen to your local weather station to get updated information. DO NOT leave your shelter until you no longer hear the sirens and your weather station has given you the ok.
And please always remember that SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County is here to help you. Call us immediately to help with your cleanup. 219-947-9931
Preparing For A Storm
At SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County we are well aware of the devastation a storm can leave on a family. So we want you to be as prepared as possible BEFORE a storm hits. It is very important to always be prepared because storm damage is extremely overwhelming. But taking the time to prepare yourself for the worst WILL help you in the long run.
Here are some storm tips:
If you are a victim of storm damage call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County IMMEDIATELY at 219-947-9931
- Keep a water supply and non perishable foods
- Have a plan ready for your family if evacuation is necessary
- Make sure to have a portable radio
- Be sure to have flashlights ready and backup batteries
- Store blankets and extra warm clothing
- Consider the needs for prescription medication
Recent Flooding In Eastern Lake County
Hey SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County friends! We just wanted to give a special shout out to everyone that was affected in the recent flooding in our area. We know that flooding is devastating and a lot of you have experienced it within the last few weeks. We just want to express our deepest sympathy to those of you that have to deal with the damaging rain and flooding to your homes. To those that we were able to help we thank you for your patience. We work as quickly as we can but we will ALWAYS make sure the job is done correctly and to the utmost standards.
Also, a huge thank you to all of our Insurance Agents that were sending us referrals. Your confidence in our abilities is sincerely appreciated.
Learning Shouldn't Be Paused or Canceled, Even In The Face Of Disaster
Storms or disasters at an educational facility are highly complex and require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we're dealing with a small school campus or an institute of higher education, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so the normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore the damaged area while working with you're budgetary constraints. Your job is to provide valuable lessons and information to the students, ours is to make sure you have a safe place to do so.
Our experience in handling educational facilities cleanups have given us the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following educational facilities:
- K-12 Schools
- Colleges and Universities
- Private Schools
- Daycares/Pre-K Facilities
CALL SERVPRO OF EASTERN LAKE COUNTY (219) 947-9931
Watch vs. Warning
With the severe weather season underway, now is a good time to go over the difference between tornado and severe thunderstorm watches and warnings.
A WATCH means that the potential exists for the development of severe thunderstorms or tornadoes, depending upon the specific type of watch issued. In the case of a tornado watch, this DOES NOT mean that a tornado has been seen or even indicated on radar...it just means that conditions are favorable for the formation of tornadoes in thunderstorms. Similarly, a severe thunderstorm watch means that conditions are just conducive for the development of severe weather, and DOES NOT indicate that severe weather has been reported. While no immediate action on the part of the general public is required for the issuance of a watch, citizens should keep up to date on the current weather situation and be prepared to seek shelter if necessary.
A WARNING, on the other hand, requires more immediate action and should be taken seriously. A severe thunderstorm warning indicates that severe weather is imminent in your area or is already occurring (based on either human observation or doppler radar). The term severe refers to hail greater than or equal to 1.00" in diameter and/or wind gusts that meet or exceed 58 mph. Although these storms can also be associated with dangerous cloud to ground lightning or heavy rainfall that is capable of causing flash flooding, neither of these two items serve as criteria for a severe thunderstorm warning being issued.
Call SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County for all of your storm damage needs (219)947-9931
Watch vs. Warning basics are provided by WeatherWorks, your weather experts. weatherworksinc.com
For Immediate Service in Lake County, Call SERVPRO
Rain or Shine we are available 24/7
SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Lake County. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
24-Hour Emergency Service
Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
Locally Owned and Operated
Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (219)947-9931
Whether your Lake County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:
Water Damage Restoration
Fire Damage Restoration
Storm Damage Restoration
There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Lake County commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.
When Storms or Floods hit Eastern Lake County, SERVPRO is ready!
Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage. Photo of Lake George in Hobart, Indiana after a flood.
SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your Lake County property to its pre-storm condition.
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, 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 (219)947-9931