How Devastating A Storm Can Be For Your Home

When your house has been damaged by the storm, it is important that you prioritize your safety. Here are some of the safety tips that you can do after your house has been damaged by the storm.
Never enter your house with our any protective gear. Make sure to open all the windows so the air can flow inside your house, make sure to cut the power and the gas in your house to prevent accidents. Never plug your electric appliances if there is still water inside your house. You can use battery operated lights for the mean time. Never use your vacuum to remove the water use the mops instead. Be more cautious when you are returning your house. Accidents can happen in you are not careful.

Flooded House in Soomaa, Estonia

“When a storm hits, it’s always unexpected unless you have a direct line to Mother Nature. She can be fast and furious and depending on her mood, leave broken tree limbs and piles of snow behind. We’ve compiled some advice on how to prevent storm damage to your home and garden and keep your family safe.

  1. To protect from flooding rain, make sure your yard slopes away from the house and that gutters are clear and draining properly. Improper drainage can cause foundations to crack and water seepage as a result.
  2. Every inch of rain can equate to ten inches of snow if temperatures are 32 or below. How to safely remove snow without busting the derriere is imperative. Take our advice…apply a de-icer a few hours before it snows and this will help melt accumulations up to 2 inches.
  3. Have on hand an ergonomic S-shaped shaft shovel that is lightweight plastic or aluminum blade coated with a non-stick finish to do the dirty work of shoveling out without hurting your back in the process.
  1. Get a tree-health consultation to make assure dead, damaged and diseased limbs are removed before a winter storm hits and does major damage to your home or family. We follow ANSI A300 Pruning Standards in order for your trees to receive the utmost care and remain healthy.” Read more at


When your house has been damaged by storm, there are a lot things that you need to do to clean up and restoration of your house. You can follow these tips for your cleanup.

  • Never touch anything inside your house with your bare hands. Always wear protective gear.
  • Open all the window so the air can circulate inside your house, enhancing the drying
  • Make sure to cut the power and the gas in your house due to the possible leakage.
  • Immediately dry your house to prevent the molds to grow.
  • Make sure to call for professional help for the cleanup and restoration
  • Take some photos for the insurance claim.


shutterstock_205297240“Due to the severe high winds and driving rains that downed whole trees and snapped large limbs across the Maple City on Tuesday, July 1, the City of Goshen Street Department crews will continue their brush removal efforts. Crews worked through the night of the storm, and they will continue to work daily overtime to clear-out what remains.

The City acknowledges that storm damage can be tedious and extremely time-consuming to deal with. Although many front lawns have been cleared of debris, it is evident that hundreds of backyards still have massive amounts of brush/limbs/vegetation remaining to be moved to the curb for pick up. It is key to the storm cleanup completion that residents get the piles moved from backyards to the street curb as soon as possible.

Goshen Street Commissioner Denny Long appeals to residents, “Please be patient with us as brush from the storm is collected. It has been nearly two weeks since the storm blew through the Maple City. My estimate from previous storm damage is that it will take two to three weeks more to complete the first round of brush removal. To help residents understand the extent of the task, and to put the storm damage in proportion, for the 2011 tornado that hit a South Eight Street neighborhood, it took five weeks and 960 truckloads hauled to the Environmental Center, to clean it up. The July 1 storm affected the entire city to varying degrees; in the nearly two weeks since the event, the Street Department crews have taken 400-plus loads to the Environmental Center, and they have a large area still to collect.”

The Street crews, even with the continued assistance of manpower from other City and Utility departments, cannot concentrate 100-percent of its time, efforts and resources on storm recovery. There continue to be other important events where the Street Department has committed to lend a hand. In the past two weeks, commitments that pulled a small portion of the workers from cleanup were the Celebrate America fireworks, July First Friday, and the Parks & Recreation Department’s 2014 Kids’ & Teens’ Try-Athlon. In the near future the Street Department commitments include, but are not limited to, 4-H Fair preparation and road maintenance on traffic routes to the fairgrounds, the 4-H Fair Parade, approved summer event road closures, and court ordered cleanup work. Additionally, the job is encumbered as trucks must take longer routes to the Environmental Center due to Norfolk Southern’s multiple crossing closures for repairs.Nevertheless, storm recovery will remain a priority as these conflicts are accomplished and impediments are completed.” Continue reading at


After your house has been damaged due to the strong storm. You must always prioritize the cleanup and the restoration of your house, But when your house in under renovation, there is a lot of debris that needs to be disposed. Keep in mind that you should dispose your garbage properly. And it is not advisable that you burn the debris after the storm due to the environmental effects. When you are restoring your house make sure to call for the help of the professionals making the work easier and faster. This is mainly because they have the proper equipment to clean and restore the damages in your house.


“More than 4,400 flights were canceled, airports in New York, Philadelphia, Washington and Baltimore ground to a halt, the US capital shut down transport and America’s most populous city banned travel. The 16 fatalities occurred in Arkansas, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia, while more than 200,000 people were left without power and 2,200 National Guard personnel were drafted in. Forecasters said the storm – dubbed “Snowzilla” – dumped 22.2 inches (56 centimetres) in Washington. The 25.1 inches of snow that fell in New York’s Central Park, was the third highest accumulation since records began in 1869. With the storm tapering off overnight, officials in New York planned to lift a travel ban at 7:00 am Sunday (1200 GMT) – restoring access to roads throughout the city, and in Long Island and New Jersey.”

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