Fortunately, Hurricane Joaquin did not make landfall in the U.S., but its residual rainfall has still widely affected the East Coast. Dumping over 25 inches of rain in South Carolina, devastating floods have torn through the East, costing dozens of people their lives and untold billions in property damage. It is our sincere hope that you have fared well through the recent storms, and here we have compiled a few key facts about Hurricane Joaquin and how to begin processing through the aftermath if your property has been damaged.
- Hurricane Joaquin formed East of the Bahamas as a tropical storm, and escalated to a Category 4 hurricane as it made landfall over the Bahamas.
- After slamming the Bahamas, it took a sharp turn back toward the direction it came from, and over the course of 11 days it made its way across Bermuda and through the Atlantic.
- The existing atmospheric conditions combined with Joaquin’s disturbance has created record rainfall conditions in the continental U.S.
- Hurricane Joaquin is one of the most powerful October Atlantic hurricanes on record, with one of the lowest barometric pressures of any October hurricane ever recorded.
If you are in an area that has been heavily affected by rain or flooding, use extreme caution while on the roads. 60% of flooding fatalities occur when motorists are swept away or trapped in their cars. Additionally, heavy rains can soften the ground around large trees and cause them to fall, so pay close attention around trees and other tall structures.
Property Damage Repairs
Remember, we are available 24/7 to answer your call when you need us most. If you have experienced storm damage to your gutters, windows, siding, doors, or roof, call our professionals today at 877-766-3776 for rapid storm damage repair!