SERVPRO Bedford Park/Burbank in Louisiana
Towards the end of August, Hurricane Laura struck the US gulf coast, coming ashore near Lake Charles, Louisiana. As you would expect, much damage and destruction from not only the high winds, but heavy rainfall and strong storm surge affected the area.
SERVPRO Bedford Park/Burbank is part of the SERVPRO Storm Team network, ready to go out and help those with storm damages such as this. Not long after the storm exited the area, we got the call to go down to Louisiana, and help as many as we can.
As with Hurricane Michael (hitting the Florida panhandle in October, 2018), our franchise was one of a few chosen to go right where the action happened, this time in Lake Charles.
With two truckloads of equipment and crews, we descended into the area of destruction. During the drive down there, inspections are scheduled so we can "hit the ground running" the very next day.
Sometimes, both crews work together to work on a commercial property, while other times smaller homes are scheduled, where the crews can work separately and complete two homes in a single day.
Our experience with these types of storms is a big plus, because homeowners have never dealt with anything close to what they have in front of them.