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2018: A year of Burst Pipes, Tornadoes and Flooding For Southbury Residents

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

The tornado that hit the Oxford, CT area in May caused water and storm damage to thousands of homes.

2018 was an unusual weather year for the Southbury area!

January was a month that brought daily phone calls from business and home owners that had flooding due to burst pipes.  It began last January with 10 straight days of single digit temperatures that caused pipes to freeze and crack, followed by a huge leap to almost 60 degrees and several inches of rain that warmed that water up and allowed it to flow.

The spring was a wet one and we were busy with both commercial and residential water, fire and mold damage. In May, a tornado traveled along the Southbury-Oxford line, causing massive damage to homes and businesses.  Over 120,000 homes lost power and roads were inaccessible due to downed trees and power lines. Our franchise received hundreds of calls that week from homeowners who had damage to roofs from wind and downed trees as well as water damage from the rain. We prioritized the work and began heading out to tarp and board up homes so that they didn’t experience further damage. The restoration work continued for the next several months. Mold damage calls have started coming into the office as a result of the water damage sustained last May.

Late summer brought more flooding and water damage caused by heavy rain. And it seemed that winter might have come early when snow fell in November along with cold temps. The pipes started bursting and we thought we were in for a long winter. The holiday season surprised however, with unusually warm weather over the past few weeks.

Who knows what‘s in store for 2019 but whatever Mother Nature brings your way, SERVPRO of Southbury/Torrington is here to help you with your water, storm, fire and mold restoration needs.

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