Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 10, 2012
In the wee hours of the morning yesterday, Jan. 9th, a massive storm system wreaked chaos along the southern part of the US. There were several areas affected by the storm, but Houston in particular was hit hard with torrential rains, hail, and even a tornado. Water Damage Local.com states that there have been several reports of water seeping into peoples' homes, and even more reports of power outages in the area. Reporters from the Houston Chronicle posted on their blog that even 5 major Houston Independent School District campuses lost power in the wake of the storm. The storm system has stranded many people in their homes with no power and no way to leave, seeing as flash flooding has blocked many major roadways. The storm has moved east to other areas of the south and it is not 100% sure when the flooding will recede.
Houston flood restoration companies are experiencing a high volume of phone calls and are struggling to get technicians out to peoples' homes. One nationwide disaster restoration network, Water Damage Local.com has promised to provide service to all those affected by the flash flooding, and are putting a lot of resources into making sure that people get taken care of promptly and properly. "We are experiencing a high volume of calls today, and I am sure they will continue into the latter part of the week," said Water Damage Local.com employee, Joel Kanzelmeyer, when asked yesterday about the scope of the damage, "We are dedicated, however, to taking care of all of our customers and will continue to track the storm system for the next few days. We are able to handle any and all jobs, so if you have been affected and cannot find someone to come out and take care of you, don't hesitate to give us a call."
The storm system is expected to move through Louisiana and start to fizzle out as it moves into Alabama and even as far as Georgia. While not the biggest storm this part of the country has seen, this storm system has caused a lot of issues for Houston residents. Thousands of people are without power and it has halted businesses from operating in many parts of the city. It is so bad in some parts of the area, such as Richmond, that the police department is having to evacuate people by boat. There have been no injury reports filed thus far and hopefully it remains that way.
For those who have been affected by the storm, once again, Water Damage Local.com is providing 24 hour emergency service and can take on all jobs. To contact them visit their website at http://www.waterdamagelocal.com.