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Recent Severe Storm and Tornado Damage in Atlanta, GA

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration Services in Atlanta Georgia SERVPRO of South Atlanta is here to help after major storm events like tornadoes and floods. Call us 24/7 and we can be at your door in no time!

It’s not every day that Atlanta experiences an EF-1 tornado, but this past Monday (5/3/21) South Fulton unfortunately experienced just that. All along Fulton Industrial Boulevard there was evidence of tornado damage. Sever large commercial buildings and logistical centers were severely damaged by the +100 mph winds and torrential downpour. According to the National Weather Service, the tornado was on the ground for approximately 13 minutes, it’s path stretched about 5.8 miles and the width of the path spanned up to 250 feet wide. Trees, power lines and roofs were damaged during the storm. In some places trees were ripped from the ground. Walls were torn away from buildings. HVAC units and shingles were ripped from rooftops and scattered along the ground. Power crews worked hard and around the clock to restore power to hundreds of Atlanta Metro homes and businesses quickly.

The following Tuesday was no easy day in the park, for Atlanta property owners. During most storm damage victims cleanup efforts, a flash flood warning was issued for all of Fulton County. Steady to heavy rain fell for most of the day adding to the already saturated Atlanta water table. Areas of North Georgia experienced rain in excess of 9” of water over the course of Monday and Tuesday, with scattered storms predicted for the next few days. Flash flood warnings and watches will be something home and business owners will need to keep an eye out for over the next few days.

*For more information about the recent storm visit www.11alive.com for more details.

If your home or business was damaged during the recent storms or tornado, call SERVPRO of South Atlanta today. We can help make your storm damage “Like it never even happened.” Storms can happen at any time, day or night. That's why SERVPRO of South Atlanta has teams of experienced and certified storm restoration technicians available to help 24/7. Our team of storm restoration specialists can be on-site within two hours in most cases (it will never take more than four hours to answer an emergency service call). Ready to start extracting water, mitigating damage, placing drying equipment, and securing your property by tarping and boarding up any structural damage.

Tornado Safety Tips

  • BE PREPARED - Make sure to have a list of important information like telephone numbers, an emergency kit, fresh batteries and battery-operated radio, TV, or internet-enabled devices so that you can monitor up to date emergency weather information. You should also have a tornado emergency plan outlining shelter that accommodates your family, people with special needs, pets, and yourself.
  • STAY AWARE - Pay close attention to changing weather conditions in your area in order to protect yourself and family from possible harm during a tornado. Tune in to local radio or TV stations for weather updates. Signs like dark or green colored sky, large dark low-lying clouds, large hail, or a loud roar that sounds like a freight train are all warning signs that a tornado might be imminent.
  • SEEK SHELTER - Debris will become airborne by high winds during tornadoes. This falling and flying debris causes most deaths and injuries during tornadoes, so seeking safe shelter is crucial to tornado safety. Safe areas typically include basements and inside rooms that do not have windows. Get to the lowest floor possible that has no windows like bathrooms, closets, and center hallways. For added protection seek shelter under sturdy furniture like desks or heavy tables. You can cover your body with blankets or mattresses making special effort to protect your head. Do not stay in a mobile home; they pose major safety risks during tornadoes.

SERVPRO of South Atlanta Help’s Atlanta Home & Business Owners

Steven B. of Atlanta, GA - These guys did a great job cleaning up my house! We had a big storm cause some flooding in my kitchen and garage. SERVPRO showed up quickly, explained their procedures, and cleaned up the mess in no time. Highly recommended!”

Diane C. Atlanta, GA - I want to thank Trevon and Juyuan for their professionalism as they attended to our storm related water damage issue. They identified what needed to be fixed and how, clarified next steps, and educated us on the different options. They both updated us throughout the process and answered all of our questions. And thank you for your quick response to our needs.“

Bill D. of Smyrna, GA - Thanks for all your help sorting out my flooded basement and crawlspace. SERVPRO of South Atlanta was right on time, extracted the standing water, and set equipment to dry out our basement and crawlspace. Great job and a great experience having my home cleaned and restored quickly and on budget.”

Brett D. of Marietta, GA - Luke was extremely helpful and solved our problem quickly. I would highly recommend this company!”

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