Storm Damage Photo Gallery

Stay Safe!

Here at SERVPRO of West Topeka we are trying to make the best out of this COVID-19 pandemic by trying to keep it light and fun while we work while also staying safe! 

Thunder and Lightning and Rain Oh MY

Get #WeatherReady with SERVPRO of West Topeka! Most lightning-related deaths occur when people are having fun outside. If you hear thunder or see lightning, immediately seek shelter in an enclosed building or vehicle. Remember, When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! 

Being prepared for rising waters

Did you know that flood waters bring more than just high water? They also bring diseases, health risks, and chemical hazards as well. To learn more about the risks as well as ways to prepare visit the CDC website. You can go to the Extreme Weather Events tab and click on Floods.

STORM Response

Did you know that SERVPRO has several STORM teams all over the country ready to be dispatched whenever disaster strikes. In the event of a big storm event SERVPRO has teams that can come in and help with the overflow of work that inevitability follows.

Tornado Safety

What is the difference between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning issued by the National Weather Service?

Tornado Watch:

Be Prepared! Tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. Review and discuss your emergency plans and check supplies and your safe room. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. 

Tornado Warning:

Take Action! A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. There is imminent danger to life and property. Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. 

Flood Watch vs Flood Warning

Flood Watch = “Be Aware.” Conditions are right for flooding to occur in your area.

Steps to Take

  • Turn on your TV/radio. You will receive the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.
  • Know where to go. You may need to reach higher ground quickly and on foot.
  • Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit. Include a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.

Flood Warning = "Take Action!" Flooding is either happening or will happen shortly.

Steps to Take

  • Move immediately to higher ground or stay on high ground.Evacuate if directed.
  • Avoid walking or driving through flood waters. Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.

Heavy Storms and Flooding

Hopefully the storming is over for the Midwest this year but unfortunately it has already done severe damage in the Topeka area. SERVPRO of West Topeka is here to help in the event of any water damage you might have.