Your home may not be safe to enter so it is best to have one of the rē:network partners take a look at the area. Contact one of our rē:network partners and allow the professionals to handle everything for you. A restoration team will come and dry the areas and remove contents during this time. They will also work with…

Step 2- Create a Plan of Action Once the thorough survey and inspection is completed,  a rē:network partner will work with you to create a response plan. The team should go over all the damage uncovered in the inspection and give you all options regarding repairing the damage. Some repairs may be optional, but often you will…

Step 3-Complete the Restoration Upon your approval, a rē:network  partner  will complete the required water damage repair and restoration. This may be a long process depending on the extent of the damage, but a quality restoration company will give you an estimate for the length of the project. If a project exceeds the estimate, you will be…

  If you have to evacuate, do not drive around a barricade–Turn Around, Don’t Drown and go the other way. Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and stalling. If your vehicle stalls, leave it immediately and seek higher ground.  

If you have access, these resources can be very helpful during a storm. http://www.weather.gov — you can access forecasts and warnings by simply typing in your zip code. Click on the Weather Safety tab to find a collection of resources from the National Weather Service. NOAA Weather Radio — All warnings and watches are issued…

The Process of Storm Damage Restoration  No one likes to imagine destruction to their home or belongings. However, disaster can strike at any moment and knowing the process will help you during this time. Rather than despairing over how you can pick up all the pieces, you need to look for a company that provides complete water…

Here is a list of important documents that you will need to have replaced or restored if they have been lost or damaged. It is best to keep copies of items like this in an off-site location (safe deposit box, lawyer’s office, etc.) to make that process easier. Contact one of our partners and allow…

  Pay Attention-The first and best defense in the event of severe weather is awareness.  There are many options for staying up to date on developing weather situations. If flooding threatens, follow weather and news reports so you know how much danger you’re facing. Obey evacuation orders from local authorities. http://www.weather.gov — you can access forecasts and warnings…

Create a Plan– Become familiar with your community’s disaster preparedness plans and create a personal plan for your family. Identify escape routes from your home and neighborhood and designate an emergency meeting place for your family to reunite if you become separated. Also establish a contact point to communicate with concerned relatives. If you have questions…

Create a disaster kit which may include: Water, non-perishable food, battery-powered radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries, flashlight and extra batteries, first aid kit,whistle, moist towelettes,wrench or pliers to turn off utilities, cell phone with chargers Infant formula and diapers Home Inventory list-Important documents (insurance policies, certificates and bank records…