Flood Alerts for Northeast Oklahoma and Southeast Kansas
Significant Oklahoma flood
Do you know what to do when it floods? Don’t be caught off guard by a flood. Instead, know how to protect yourself and your family and always exercise extra safety during flood alerts.
Floods are one of the most powerful and devastating natural disasters that can occur in Northeast Oklahoma and Southeast Kansas, while some areas are more prone to floods than others, the fact is that almost anywhere there can be rain, there can also be a flood. Serious floods can range from large to smaller flash floods like the one in 2015 that killed 2 people in our area. It’s important to take safety precautions both before and during flood alerts. In fact, being knowledgeable about flooding could save your life, or the life of someone you care for.
A flood usually occurs when either heavy or frequent rain falls for hours or days at a time. Yesterday it rained and in 10 minutes the streets were flooding. When this happens, the ground usually becomes saturated. When the ground is no longer able to hold water, the water will rise. When it comes to flooding, a flood or a flash flood watch means that flooding or flash flooding is a possibility near your location. A flood or flash flood warning, on the other hand, means that one of those two things is already happening or will be happening very soon. When you hear one of these warnings, you should begin to exercise some precautions.
Because of where we live and that we are prone to flooding and flash floods, it is always easier to prepare yourself or your family in advance as opposed to in an emergency situation. While you can find lists of evacuation supplies online, a few supplies that are most useful include:
- Weather radio
- Emergency cash
- Photos of your home prior to flooding
- Drinking water
- Nonperishable food
- First aid kit
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Required medications
- Copies of personal documents (insurance policies, passport, birth certificates, social security card)
Keeping these items in a ziplock or plastic container. The list of supplies that you choose will vary depending on the number of individuals who will require evacuation. For instance, if you have a pet, be sure to pack pet supplies like food, a leash, and a bowl. If you have a baby, pack formula and blankets. Have your supplies packed and ready to go in an easily accessible area. When it comes to flooding, the quicker you can evacuate, the better off you will be.
Once you have packed you can take other steps to secure your family's safety. First, when a flood or flash flood warning has been issued for your county, get to higher ground as soon as possible. It can be tempting to stay behind. After all, leaving your home can be incredibly difficult emotionally or physically. Nonetheless, it’s important to do so quickly. SERVPRO of Bartlesville/Miami will be there to help you with your home after the flood
Secondly, if you come across a flooded road in your vehicle, do not continue. Most people don’t realize that roads beneath swiftly moving water can be washed away. Most vehicles can be swept away in less than two feet of moving water. Never let your children play in flood waters. This is especially true after the rain has subsided. Water can still move quickly or worse, it may be contaminated.
So be prepared! Water is a powerful source but
BACK TO SCHOOL in Miami, OK
Why worry when you have SERVPRO Ready Plan App available in Miami, OK
The end of summer usually means one thing—last-minute summer vacations. The kids will be in school soon. In Miami, OK they start on August 16th. The weather is definitely warmer and you deserve a few days away. Only a few more days to squeeze in a fun get away!
What if a fire happened while you were gone? or a broken pipe? What if the toilet overflowed? What would you come back to? Well, it wouldn't just be coming back to Back to School.
Many Insurance Agents in the Miami, Oklahoma area are offering peace of mind with the NO COST SERVPRO Ready Plan App available free for both mobile platforms Apple and Android. https://ready.SERVPRO.com/Home/MobileApp Creating an individual Emergency Ready Profile for your property. Being prepared allows you to enter detailed information of your property. If in the event something happens when you are gone, you can start the claim from your finger tips while still having fun with your family.
Take a moment to get ready and enjoy your time with the kids before they head back to school.
Call our Marketing Department in Bartlesville to set up your ERP at 918-766-0220.
Miami, OK Chamber of Commerce
SERVPRO MIAMI, OK Ribbon Cutting June 2018
A chamber of commerce is designed to unite businesses and professional men and women together for the purpose of promoting civic and commercial progress to build a better community. Most importantly, the chamber represents the people who realize they can collectively accomplish more than one can do individually.
SERVPRO of Bartlesville Miami in June of 2018 joined the Miami Area Chamber of Commerce, a not-for-profit business organization, in order to participate and support so many of their Corporate Customers and Insurance Agents in the Northeast Oklahoma area.
"This town and the surrounding cities is a big part of our territory and want the folks in Miami, Commerce, Welch, and Wyandott to know what we offer and understand that we are available 24/7 to help", D'Lynn Everett the new Sales & Marketing Manager for SERVPRO. "Joining the chamber is all apart of it and we are just down the road."
Employees at SERVPRO
SERVPRO Booth in the Bartlesville Chamber Business to Business Expo
Based in the Bartlesville area, SERVPRO Bartlesville Miami has been in business for 15 years and we are growing! We are proud to state that our employees are trained and certified in Mold, Fire and Water and most of them are full time employees. Keep in mind that there are Career positions that will be coming available in the near future such as a Sales and Marketing Representative and even an intern.
We are searching to add more quality employees. Lisa O'Rourke will be attending the Oklahoma Employment Sercurity Commission's 2018 FALL JOB FAIR. It will be held on Friday September 21 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Tri County Technology Center 6101 SE Nowata Road Bartlesville, OK 74006.
You can find out more information on our jobs log on to www.Facebook.com/SP9072
Please call Bartlesville Workforce Center or SERVPRO at 918-766-0220.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU!
Join the Parade!!
Vinita, OK Parade Aug, 22 at 11am
The Original Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo One of the premier rodeo events held in the Southwest! This is a week long event that is kicked off by the Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo Parade held every year in downtown Vinita. Every evening is filled with action packed events such as Girl's Barrel Racing, Bare Back Bronc Riding, Steer Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Bull Riding & Team Roping. This is a fun event for the whole family and SERVPRO of Bartlesville/Miami will be riding in the parade on August 22, 2018. Lisa O'Rourke and D'Lynn Everett will be participating and getting to know more of the customers in Vinita and surrounding areas. Keep looking for the GREEN car and truck as inside are the members of a restoration company who cares!
Last Chance U
One of our customers, a junior college, is making national news as NETFLIX has spent the last year on the campus of Independence Community College in Independence, KS. Just 45 minutes away from SERVPRO Bartlesville/Miami, they took advantage of a no cost program that provides a concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. This Emergency Readiness Profile was created with the help of staff at ICC and our Sales & Marketing Manager, D'Lynn Everett who took pictures of all seven of their buildings. It gave the facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.Like Coach James Brown of Last Chance U says to his players 'You always have to be ready.' We at SERVPRO Bartlesville/Miami wish the ICC Pirates a great season and will continue to support the school in any way that we can.
A Home Flood in North East Oklahoma
Flooded Kitchen due to a Washing Machine Malfunction
A washing machine malfunction caused this laundry storage area to flood. This before picture shows the mess left behind after the water had receded. All the walls and wood had absorbed water an had to be dried.
SERVPRO of Bartlesville/Miami was called in to clean up the aftermath. SERVPRO technicians set up drying equipment and dried the property within a few days. SERVPRO’s fast response helped eliminate the need for any drywall or other materials to be removed.
SERVPRO of Bartlesville/Miami specializes in water cleanup and restoration. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to efficiently dry your property.
SERVPRO of Bartlesville/Miami has 13 years as an IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification) certified firm.
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SERVPRO has the Equipment and Expertise to Respond to you Emergency
SERVPRO of Bartlesville/Miami provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
- Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
- Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 at (918) 766-0220
Whether your Bartlesville home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on SERVPRO. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:
- Water Damage Restoration
- Fire Damage Restoration
- Mold Remediation
- Storm Damage Restoration
- Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services
- Air Duct Cleaning Services
- Post Construction Cleaning Services
There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your Bartlesville commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.
- Commercial Water Damage Restoration
- Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
- Commercial Mold Remediation
- Commercial Air Duct Cleaning Services
- Commercial Cleaning Services
Do you have a mold problem in Bartlesville?
Mold can thrive under the right conditions
Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is impossible. Consider the following mold facts:
- Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
- Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or HVAC systems. Mold spores can even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
- Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
- Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
- Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
- Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity level below 45 percent.
If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold issues.
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today at (918) 766-0220
24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service
SERVPRO of Bartlesville/Miami has the equipment and trained technicians to respond to your water damage.
SERVPRO of Bartlesville/Miami is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.
We're Ready to Help
Call Today (918) 766-0220
We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Bartlesville/Miami has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration. In fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.
What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.
Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:
- Your name and contact information
- Your insurance information (if applicable)
- The street address of the water-damaged home or business
- When did the flooding or water damage occur?
- What caused the water damage (if known)?
- Is there electricity available (on-site)?
About SERVPRO of Bartlesville/Miami
SERVPRO of Bartlesville/Miami specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
- AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
- ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
- ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
- FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
- HST - Health and safety Technician
- IICRC Certified Firm
- RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
- RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
- WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician