SERVPRO Assists Hurricane Victims in North Carolina
Hurricane Florence has caused unprecedented flooding and widespread devastation in North and South Carolina. In a four day period, many areas received up to 30 inches of rain resulting in catastrophic river flooding. Many rivers in these affected areas exceeded flood levels reached during Hurricane Matthew in 2016 by 2 feet. As of October 4th, 2 out of the 4 SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Teams remain activated in response to Hurricane Florence. Team Hughes is managing response efforts in North Carolina and Team Wilson is managing response efforts in South Carolina. SERVPRO has received over 9,300 job leads and counting. There are currently 131 Franchises involved in responding to those leads, totaling 338 crews. Supporting resources have been made available to ensure a congruent message is being sent to the public so they
hear ONE voice and experience ONE Brand.
Our owner Christian Isaacson and eight of our SERVPRO of Meridian, Star and Eagle crew members have been in Hampstead and New Bern, North Carolina since the second week of September. We split our crew into two teams to allow us to help as many residents and business owners as possible. “You have entire neighborhoods, people crying out front and everything they've ever owned is essentially destroyed. Their house that they have worked their whole life for. Same thing with their business is out of business so they can't make revenue to pay the bills. So it's just a very humbling environment,” Isaacson said.