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30 Years Since Hurricane Bob

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

This year is the 30th anniversary of Hurricane Bob which impacted the New England Area in August of 1991. According to a Mass.gov article, Hurricane Bob was the third worst hurricane to hit Massachusetts in the 21st Century. The article explains that New England experienced nearly $680 Million in damage (2021 USD). The winds whipped at over 125 mph, destroying boats, trees, buildings, downing power lines and even caused 17 causalities. Hurricane Bob had 10 to 15 foot surges along in local Onset and brought with him six confirmed tornadoes, too.

While there hasn’t been a hurricane quite like Bob in the last 30 years, our area is still impacted by tropical storms. We’re entering “hurricane season” soon and heavy winds and rainfall can wreak havoc on your residential or commercial property. Water can enter your home or building in different ways – often through the roof or the basement. Regardless, water infiltration can be damaging to your structure and dangerous to you and your family or staff. 

Here’s a few tips to keep yourself safe during Tropical Storms:

  • Water and electricity is a dangerous combination, so be sure to turn off the power if water enters through the basement.
  • If your roof is leaking, try to cover it with a tarp to prevent further damage. Cover broken windows with a board (or call us, we provide this service, too!)
  • Try to move valuables to a higher surface and away from water intrusion.

And as always, call SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford as soon as possible to begin the restoration process. Our Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians are on call, 24/7 to begin the mitigation process.

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