Hurricane Matthew hit the Southeastern U.S. hard in early October causing nearly $6 billion in damage from Florida to the Carolinas. Record-breaking flooding left many towns under water in southeastern North Carolina alone.
Disaster One had already mobilized its Greensboro-based Large Loss division, along with storm teams from each of its branches (Tampa FL, Atlanta GA, Roanoke VA, and Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Wilmington and Fayetteville, NC), in the days leading up to the hurricane’s arrival. Even as the massive storm was still in progress over Myrtle Beach and Wilmington, teams were already responding to calls for help from as far inland as Gastonia NC and Roanoke VA.
Teams dispatched throughout the Southeast
Storm teams and numerous truckloads of disaster restoration equipment were dispatched to hotels, businesses, churches, multifamily properties and single family residences, responding to several hundred reports of severely flooded buildings, trees down on roofs, and related hurricane damage.
Crews began removing damaged drywall, carpet, cabinets, and other affected materials from buildings across the Southeast. They removed mud and other debris and then thoroughly cleaned all framing and remaining surfaces. Once done, they strategically placed large air movers and dehumidfiers to start the drying process.
The work continues
Cleanup, drying, and repair work continue in late October in countless locations from Savannah GA to Lumberton NC. Long after the media has moved on to the next big story, Disaster One’s teams will be onsite finishing what needs to be done to bring order and assurance to the chaotic situation left behind by Hurricane Matthew.
A hurricane can clearly bring widespread devastation to a large geographic area. And although hurricane-force winds can and do cause extensive damage, even greater damage often comes from storm surge and the ensuing flooding, as Matthew vividly demonstrated in southeastern North Carolina.
While we hope this never happens to you, rest assured that Disaster One is ready to provide expert storm damage repair if it does.
You can call us any time day or night at 800-277-4787 – we bring order and assurance to chaotic situations.