Recent Storm Damage Posts

Storm Damage Restoration Specialists

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

bare studs Demolition of a storm damaged home.

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

A fast response is crucial to flooding and storm damage, because it reduces secondary damage and restoration costs. Storms don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. Our technicians will respond immediately, day or night, to help Lawton business owners and residents.

We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

We specialize in flooding and storm damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage and storm restoration training that allows us to get your home back to normal quickly.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

We have direct expertise in dealing with storm damage through our national SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team, and have helped hundreds of families recover from losses from hurricanes and localized flooding. Severe weather happens. Be prepared to call the team with the experience, the equipment, and the resources to help make it "Like it never even happened." Call SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Summer storms wreck havoc

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

bare metal studs 9 inches of rain closes mall for a week.

“Since Saturday, these Oklahoma counties have experienced flooding, severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds. Initial reports show damage in numerous communities including Apache, Cyril, Lawton, Maysville and Walters. Further damage assessments are ongoing.” - Oklahoma Governor Todd Lamb.

That was in June, 2016. Over 9 inches of rain fell in one morning in the Lawton area. And a total of nine counties were included in the state of emergency declaration.

SERVPRO of Lawton responded to this storm quickly in order to help the local retailers at the mall.

The flooding affected every store within the mall, some worse than others.

This sports store had water standing inches deep, until our SERVPRO of Lawton team arrived.

We immediately began extracting water, then began pulling up the damaged carpet. An inspection in their storage area revealed severely damaged drywall and wet insulation, which was removed. 

After setting up air movers and dehumidifiers, we moved on the adjacent retails.

Overall, the cleanup from this storm took about a week. The impact on retailers and homeowners was heartbreaking.

SERVPRO of Lawton was honored to provide assistance to these retailers during their time of disaster.

And we're here to help you. When disaster strikes, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton.

580-699-2662.

SERVPRO is here to help after the storm

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

bare concrete and bare wall studs SERVPRO of Lawton is here to help after the storm.

Who remembers the great Oklahoma ice storm of January 2010? Or the April 2013 tornadic storm that passed through Lawton? Or the extreme flooding in May of 2016?

Many of us here in Texoma have vivid memories of where we were and what we experienced during these, and many other storms.

At SERVPRO of Lawton, we understand that storm and flood damage require specialized restoration techniques and equipment.

Our team of professionals has the experience, and the equipment to help make storm damage “Like it never even happened.”

24 hours a day. 7 days a week. Because storms don't wait for regular business hours, and neither do we.

SERVPRO of Lawton is part of a national network of 1,700 with special Disaster Recovery Teams that can respond with additional resources during catastrophic storms and major events.

And we're here to help. Call us at 580-699-2662.

Storm damage typically includes flooding

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

concrete floors and bare wall studs SERVPRO is here to help after a storm.

Are you prepared? Storm damage in Texoma can result from severe thunderstorms, hail storms, tornadoes and flooding.

And sometimes, it all hits at once. 

SERVPRO of Lawton wants to help you be prepared before the storm arrives.

Make a family plan. Know where to meet if you're separated. And don't forget to make plans for your pets!

Include basic survival items and items to keep your pet happy and comfortable. 

  • Food. At least a three day supply in an airtight, waterproof container.
  • Water. At least three days of water specifically for your pets.
  • Medicines and medical records.
  • Important documents. Registration information, adoption papers and vaccination documents. Talk to your veterinarian about microchipping and enrolling your pet in a recovery database.
  • First aid kit. Cotton bandage rolls, bandage tape and scissors; antibiotic ointment; flea and tick prevention; latex gloves, isopropyl alcohol and saline solution. Including a pet first aid reference book is a good idea too.
  • Collar or harness with ID tag, rabies tag and a leash.
  • Crate or pet carrier. Have a sturdy, safe crate or carrier in case you need to evacuate. The carrier should be large enough for your pet to stand, turn around and lie down.
  • Sanitation. Pet litter and litter box if appropriate, newspapers, paper towels, plastic trash bags and household chlorine bleach.
  • A picture of you and your pet together. If you become separated, a picture of you and your pet together will help you document ownership and allow others to assist you. Add species, breed, age, sex, color and distinguishing characteristics.
  • Familiar items. Familiar items, such as treats, toys and bedding can help reduce stress for your pet.

Have a plan in place for your entire family! For more planning tips, visit: 

https://www.ready.gov/pets

Storm damage? We're here to help. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

Would you know what to do after a storm?

9/19/2019 (Permalink)

piles of furniture after flood Storm damage is often a combination of storms and flooding

Are you prepared?

September is National Preparedness Month, a time we promote family and community disaster and emergency planning.

At SERVPRO of Lawton, we see storm and disaster damage all too frequently. We actually meet our customers at the worst possible time in their lives, and we're here to help restore their homes and businesses.

You can help minimize the trauma of storm damage by being prepared and making a plan.

Do you have enough insurance? Do you need flood insurance? Have you taken pictures and documented all your personal property? Where will you go if you have to evacuate?

Talk to your family and friends. Tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Discuss your needs and responsibilities and how people in the network can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets, or specific needs like the operation of durable medical equipment.

Be prepared for what might happen. Be Ready.

And if you need help, call on the professionals whose training and compassion have helped hundreds of families restore order to their lives.

Call SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662.

#BeReady

#PreparedNotScared

#SERVPRO

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Is your pet ready for storms and disasters?

9/19/2019 (Permalink)

chihuahua with bandana What's good for you is good for your pet. Be Prepared, Not Scared of storm season.

September is National Preparedness month. You've checked your kits, and your insurance.

Is your pet ready?

During a disaster what’s good for you is good for your pet, so get them ready today.

If you leave your pets behind, they may be lost, injured – or worse. Never leave a pet chained outdoors. Plan options include:

  • Create a buddy system in case you’re not home. Ask a trusted neighbor to check on your animals.
  • Identify shelters. For public health reasons, many emergency shelters cannot accept pets.
    • Find pet friendly hotels along your evacuation route and keep a list in your pet’s emergency kit.
    • Locate boarding facilities or animal hospitals near your evacuation shelter.
    • Consider an out-of-town friend or relative
  • Locate a veterinarian or animal hospital in the area where you may be seeking temporary shelter, in case your pet needs medical care. Add the contact information to your emergency kit.
  • Have your pet microchipped and make sure that you not only keep your address and phone number up-to-date, but that you also include contact info for an emergency contact outside of your immediate area.
  • Call your local emergency management office, animal shelter or animal control office to get advice and information.
  • If you are unable to return to your home right away, you may need to board your pet. Find out where pet boarding facilities are located.
  • Most boarding kennels, veterinarians and animal shelters will need your pet's medical records to make sure all vaccinations are current.
  • If you have no alternative but to leave your pet at home, there are some precautions you must take, but remember that leaving your pet at home alone can place your animal in great danger!

Need help after storm damage? Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton.

https://www.ready.gov/pets

#BePrepared

Priority reconnection after the storm

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

bare wall studs after flooding Gutted home still has access to priority utility reconnection after a storm.

Your SERVPRO of Lawton team of professionals is part of a national SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team, and have helped hundreds of families recover from losses from hurricanes and localized flooding.

One key element you should have in place is a emergency response plan for your family.

This includes a plan for your pets, medications, lodging and emergency power.

This is very important for individuals who require electrical medical equipment. It's always best to have a backup power source for the short term while waiting on the power company to restore power.

"Contact your water and power companies to get on a “priority reconnection service” list of power-dependent customers if you rely on electrical medical equipment. #PrepareNow" - Ready.gov

FREE Emergency Ready Profiles to keep you safe

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

two women outside using wrench to shut off water Be Prepared! Know the location of utility shut off valves.

Do you know how to turn off your utilities in an emergency? Do you know where your shut off valves are for gas and electricity?

Millions of Americans don't, and they are constantly in the path of storms.

Did you know SERVPRO of Lawton offers FREE Emergency Ready Profiles? These profiles contain photos and descriptions of all utility shut-offs, emergency phone numbers, insurance information and more.

These profiles are presented both in hardcopy and digital, so you will always have the information on hand. 

SERVPRO of Lawton partners with area First Responders to help you and your family stay safe before, during and after a storm.

Need help? Call us today at 580-699-2662.

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