Record Rainfall Causes SI Restoration to Update Flood Service Info for Mid-Atlantic Customers

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According to, rainfall from a weakened Andrea, the first named storm of 2013 hurricane season, more than doubled record totals across the Northeast set in the early 1900’s. Water damage expert SI Restoration responded to the unique event by updating their Flood Service information page on their official website, hoping to help and educate those in Andrea’s wake.

Jake Pearson’s June 8, 2013 report via offered staggering information regarding the rain brought on by the landfall of the first named super storm of the 2013 hurricane season, Andrea. The weakened hurricane brought 45mph winds to the shores of northeastern United States and a whole lot of rain.

According to Pearson’s report, Philadelphia’s International Airport broke their 1904 record for rainfall of 1.79 inches, measuring 3.5 inches on June 7th. Newark, New Jersey’s 1931 record of 1.11 inches more than tripled when officials measured 3.71 inches on Saturday. New York City’s Central Park saw the most rain in the tri-state area, doubling their 1918 record with a measurement of 4.16 inches.

The remnants of Andrea wreaked havoc up and down the cost, with reports indicating the storm is responsible for destroying multiple properties and even the death of a Virginian driver.

Water damage expert SI Restoration has been serving the Mid-Atlantic community for over twenty years. When flash floods, coastal flooding, and record rainfall were being reported, SI Restoration called their customers to action.

SI Restoration’s website not only serves as a conduit to its services, it also provides anyone with an internet connection with a multitude of resources and articles on how to protect their home or business – especially from water and flood damage.

SI Restoration updated their Flood Damage Service page with important information on water damage cleanup standards, how to protect valuables from flood waters, and how to measure the capabilities of a water damage contractor.

Since home and business owners will likely be calling on their insurance companies to aid with flood damage restoration, SI Restoration owner Jeff Cohn offers instruction on how to make a water damage insurance claim, offering expert advice on what to expect when talking to the adjuster for the first time. Another useful article written by Mr. Cohn explains how insurance companies can deny flood claims because of a policy’s coy use of the terms “water damage” and “flood damage.”

Perhaps the most useful piece of information offered by Mr. Cohn is the list of 11 Flood Damage Tips for home and business owners. Cleaning up after a flood involves more than simply extracting standing water and running fans and air movers. Mr. Cohn explains in detail how home and business owners can avoid further damage like warping and mold growth after severe flooding occurs.

Success is always in the preparation. Andrea was the first of many super storms this season. Home and business owners in the mid-Atlantic region would do well to soak in as many answers to their frequent flood damage questions as possible – all puns intended.

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