“Here to Help” Our Roanoke Neighbors During Storms and Flooding
In the past, we have received help from other SERVPRO franchises. In May of 2020, we were “Here to Help” our neighbors, SERVPRO of Roanoke County franchise with the storms and flooding that inundated their area. The Roanoke area weather forecast on Tuesday May 19, 2020 was looking bleak; Nine-plus inches of rain over a four-day stretch.
According to Roanoke’s wsls.com news on May 21st and 22nd, the Roanoke River crested at 15.9 feet. This was the 8th highest crest on record for the river, and “almost as wet as the flood of ‘85”. Sixty structures in Roanoke had to be evacuated, according to emergency personnel.
By Thursday, May 21st, our owner, Earl, asked us to send Charlottesville crews and equipment to the Roanoke area. Within a few hours, we had crews on the road to Roanoke.
Crews also came to help from Lynchburg, and several franchises in Ohio. Our Charlottesville crews were there for a week to mitigate water damage; four to five jobs per day, per team, with two to four people on a job.
Here to help. It’s what we do. And it always feels good for a chance to give back.
Need help with water damage? Call SERVPRO of Charlottesville Today 434-977-5850 for 24/7 Emergency Service