Recent Storm Damage Posts

What Can I Do to Prepare for a Power Outage in Eugene?

11/21/2022 (Permalink)

Candles light up a room during a power outage. We are leaders in storm damage restoration services in Lane County.

Are you prepared for power outages? Winter is coming, and our North Eugene and Northwest Lane County teams want everyone in Eugene to be ready in case there is a loss of power during a storm. Here are some tips on preparing for a power outage from the American Red Cross:

Create a support network. Identify people who can help you stay at home or evacuate during an extended power outage. Keep a paper copy of your contact list.

Stay connected and alert. Sign up for alert systems and apps for text alerts. Have communication devices that work without home power, including a crank or battery radio, a non-cordless home phone, and chargers/batteries for your cell phones and your computers.

Stock food and water. Store non-perishable food and water supplies for at least two weeks. Plan to use coolers and ice to extend food refrigeration and keep a thermometer in the fridge, freezer, or cooler to monitor the food temperature.

Know and plan for your personal and medical electrical needs. Take an inventory of your electrical needs. Consider backup and non-power alternatives for lighting, communication, medical devices, refrigerated medicine, cooking, garage doors, locks, and elevators. Discuss a plan with your doctors for your medical needs.

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When you have storm damage in your Eugene home or commercial business, our North Eugene and Northwest Lane County teams are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 541-799-0090.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Resident Struck By Lightning in Franklin?

10/17/2022 (Permalink)

Lightning fills the night sky. We are leaders in storm damage restoration services in North Eugene!

Our North Eugene and Northwest Lane County teams respond to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Franklin and offer these lightning safety tips from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:  

  • Avoid isolated tall trees, hilltops, utility poles, cell phone towers, cranes, large equipment, ladders, scaffolding, or rooftops
  • Avoid open areas, such as fields
  • Never lie flat on the ground
  • Retreat to dense areas of smaller trees that are surrounded by larger trees, or retreat to low-lying areas but watch for flooding
  • Avoid water, and immediately get out of and away from bodies of water
  • Avoid wiring, plumbing, and fencing. Stay away from all metal objects, equipment, and surfaces that can conduct electricity.
  • Do not shelter in sheds, pavilions, tents, or covered porches as they do not provide adequate protection from lightning
  • Seek fully enclosed, substantial buildings with wiring and plumbing. The interior wiring and plumbing in modern buildings will act as an earth ground.
  • A building is a safe shelter as long as you are not in contact with anything that can conduct electricity (e.g., electrical equipment or cords, plumbing fixtures, corded phones). Do not lean against concrete walls or floors (which may have metal bars inside).

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When you have a storm damage emergency in your Franklin home or commercial business, our North Eugene and Northwest Lane County teams are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 541-799-0090.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Can I Stay Safe During a Thunderstorm in Eugene?

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

A thunderstorm is forming in the afternoon sky. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Lane County.

Most thunderstorms move into Oregon from the Pacific Ocean. Severe thunderstorms can produce winds of fifty-eight miles per hour or more! These storms can produce hail, heavy rain, lightning, and tornadoes under the right conditions. Our North Eugene and Northwest Lane County team respond to storm damage emergencies every year in Eugene. Here are some thunderstorm safety tips from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):

Lightning: What You Need to Know

  • No place outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area!
  • If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you
  • When you hear thunder, immediately move to a safe shelter: a substantial building with electricity or plumbing or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with windows up

Indoor Lightning Safety

  • Stay off of corded phones, computers, and other electrical equipment that put you in direct contact with electricity
  • Avoid plumbing, including sinks, baths, and faucets
  • Stay away from windows and doors and stay off porches
  • Do not lie on concrete floors, and do not lean against concrete walls

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When you have storm damage and need restoration services, Eugene residents and businesses can trust our local team in North Eugene and Northwest Lane County to restore the storm damage quickly and efficiently. Call us today at 541-799-0090.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Flooding and Storm Damage Safety Tips for Eugene?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

A flooded road is closed. We are trusted leaders in storm damage restoration in Lane County.

Our technicians in North Eugene and Northwest Lane County respond to storm damage emergencies in the Eugene area 24-hours a day. According to the City of Eugene, between 25 to 30 percent of flood losses occur in areas outside of high-flood-risk areas.

Here are some tips from Federal Emergency Management Agency on things you can do to stay safe during a flood:

  • If told to evacuate, evacuate immediately. Never drive around barricades. Local responders use them to safely direct traffic out of flooded areas.
  • Contact your health provider if you are sick and need medical attention. Wait for further care instructions and shelter in place, if possible. Call 9-1-1 if you have a medical emergency.
  • Listen to EAS, NOAA Weather Radio, or local alerting systems for current information and instructions regarding flooding
  • Get to the highest level if trapped in a building. Do not climb into a closed attic space and only get on the roof if necessary and once there is a signal for help.
  • Stay off bridges and out of fast-moving water. Turn Around. Don’t Drown!
  • Say inside your car if it is trapped in rapidly moving water. Get on the roof if water is rising inside the vehicle.

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If your Eugene home or business has flooding or storm damage and needs our restoration services, our North Eugene and Northwest Lane County team is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your storm damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 541-799-0090.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Do I Need to Stock in an Emergency Survival Kit in Franklin?

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

Survival kit materials sit on a tabletop. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Lane County.

Our local team in North Eugene and Northwest Lane County mitigates and restores storm damage for Franklin homes and commercial businesses every year. Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day, every day, and we typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call for help. Here are some tips from the American Red Cross on things to include in an emergency survival kit:

  • Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
  • Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
  • Flashlight 
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries 
  • Deluxe family first aid kit
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers (similar item available in the Red Cross Store)
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket
  • Maps of the area

 Call Us!

When your Franklin home or commercial business experiences storm damage, our North Eugene and Northwest Lane County team is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 541-799-0090.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Storm-damaged Roof in Lane County?

5/1/2022 (Permalink)

A roof is shown with damaged shingles. We are trusted leaders in storm damage mitigation in Lane County.

Storm Damage Can Happen When You Least Expect It

When my Lane County home was damaged in a recent storm, we were out of town, and the damage wasn’t discovered for a few days. A tree had broken a window and water and debris were everywhere. My insurance adjuster told me to call [franchise name and hyperlink] and I’m glad I did.

SERVPRO of North Eugene / NW Lane County has been responding to storm damage emergencies for years in the Lane County area and knows that severe weather is unpredictable and storm damage happens no matter how well prepared we are. After a storm has passed is a good time to inspect your roof for storm damage (if possible) and make repairs as needed.

Storm Damage Roof Inspection

Look for obvious signs of damage to the roof, including damaged roof shingles, damaged roof gutters, and downspouts. Check roof vents and look for cracks in weather stripping around doors and windows. Replace damaged materials as necessary.

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SERVPRO of North Eugene / NW Lane County has a team of highly trained technicians with the specialized training and experience to clean and restore storm damage quickly and efficiently.