Climate Change in Full Force.
Climate change is without a question in full force. 2016 was an El Nino year. Northern California saw increased rain that ended our five-year draught. However, other than a few isolated locations, our region escaped the mega damage we could have experienced. (We did come close to a major dam failure that would have impacted hundreds of thousands of people.)
2017 has all the indicators of being another El Nino year and it is also is shaping up to be a heavy hurricane season as well. The Eastern seaboard and Gulf on Mexico could be impacted. To be classified as a hurricane, a tropical cyclone must have maximum sustained winds of at least 74 mph (Category 1). The highest classification in the scale, Category 5, is reserved for storms with winds exceeding 156 mph.
SERVPRO of Stockton is prepared to help any property owner who experiences storm damage here in Northern California, and we are ready to travel to other parts of the country to help with their local storm damage. In the past we have performed Hurricane cleanup on the east coast and are prepared to do so again this year if need be.