Here in metro Atlanta, many residents are in clean-up mode after a historic eight days of continuous rainstorms plunged parts of the city and the city’s suburbs underwater. State officials estimate that Georgia flooding has caused an estimated $250 million worth of damage. While watching the news coverage, I was astounded by videos, photos, and stories of the damage done to homes, schools, businesses, and roadways. These telling snapshots stick out most in my mind:
• On the west side of the city, a stretch of Interstate-20 was completely flooded with water – and schools of fish – after floodwaters of the nearby Sweetwater Creek overflowed onto each side of the highway.
• Clarkdale Elementary School in the northwestern Atlanta suburb of Austell became submerged as floodwaters reached the roof of the 46-year-old school.
• Scores of Atlanta city residents had to take boats into their neighborhoods to survey flood damage done to their homes.
• A total of nine people died after being swept away in rushing floodwaters.
Today, (thankfully) the water levels are receding, the sun is shining, and metro Atlanta is continuing to dry out. In the meantime, however, many residents who have lost their homes completely or experienced some degree of flood damage are at a loss for what to do next.
If you find yourself in these shoes, our article How To Handle A Flood can help point you in the right direction. In addition, here at Sylvane, we offer a complete selection of water damage restoration products that can help you clean up and restore your home or business safely following flood damage. From commercial dehumidifiers to air movers to mold-killing disinfectants, we can outfit you with the tools you need to get your space back in shape.
Feel free to call our product experts anytime at (800) 934-9194 if you have questions on our restoration products or need advice.