Importance of advance planning increases as  severe weather events become more frequent

Since fall 2022, the U.S. has experienced extreme weather from coast to coast ranging from flood events, hurricane and tornadoes to freezing conditions including a “once in a generation blizzard.”

As catastrophic weather events impact property owners more frequently, it magnifies the need for disaster readiness ahead of this spring’s storm season.

The National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), reports that from 1980-2022, there were, on average, 7.9 “billion-dollar” events each year. In 2021, there were 20 “billion-dollar” weather or climate disaster events and 2022 delivered another 18—each year more than doubling the previous multi-year average.

“These statistics are revealing, but not surprising to businesses like SERVPRO who specialize in disaster response and remediation,” said Rick Isaacson, chief executive officer of Servpro Industries, LLC.

“SERVPRO franchise owners experience the real-life impact of events like. . . .

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