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Flood Damage Companies Help Keep Santa Rosa Beach Idyllic

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

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Flood Damage Companies Like SERVPRO Are Ready To Help Santa Rosa Beach Residents When Floods Strike

Santa Rosa Beach is a cozy settlement in the Walton County area of Florida, with a little under 11,500 residents at the latest census. It is easy to see why people are so keen to settle in this beautiful area. Santa Rosa Beach is one of several beautiful beach communities located in the area, which is situated on Florida’s famous Emerald Coast.

In 1952, the Emerald Coast area was named The Miracle Strip, and it is easy to see why! The site is a popular family drive destination that encompasses a 100-mile stretch of the scenic Highway 98.

Santa Rosa Beach itself is delightfully situated beside a bayou of Choctawhatchee Bay. Some naval charts still give Choctawhatchee Bay the name St. Rose’s Bay. The town was once a prime producer of satsumas. Unfortunately, the citrus blight that began in 2005 affected many citrus trees growing in the Florida panhandle towns, and many growers had to destroy their beloved crops.

An Area Of Beautiful Beaches and Wild Nature
Thankfully there are still many wonderful things to enjoy in this quaint coastal community, including, of course, access to droves of stunning beaches nearby, including:

    •    Santa Rosa Beach itself, which offers miles of powdery white sands and turquoise waters to enjoy.
    •    Seascape – this popular destination offers 2,000 feet of beautiful beach flanked by a swanky resort where visitors can enjoy everything from tennis courts and swimming pools to a world-class golf course.
    •    Miramar Beach, where visitors can enjoy the laid-back vibe, old-fashioned surf shops, and range of quaint seaside homes.
    •    Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, which includes the area’s highest dune, and an ecosystem that includes longleaf pines, wetlands, and rare dune lakes.
    •    Dune Allen Beach, which is so wild and untouched that visitors might think they have taken a step back in time.

Local Flood Help For Residents
Unfortunately, being situated near so many beaches, lakes, and wetlands does put the Santa Rosa Beach area at a higher risk of flooding than some places, but SERVPRO is on hand to help when the weather gets wild. Because our employees and Franchise owners are local, we know and love the area just as much as other residents. We know that living in such a beautiful place is worth it, but we also understand how distressing flood damage is.
Flood damage companies that know the local area have several advantages:

    •    We are used to the conditions here, which means our technicians know how to handle them.
    •    We are available all day and night, year-round, and we will arrive within four hours of your first call.
    •    We have access to national training resources, and we can apply our knowledge to local flood situations.
    •    We can work with other local services such as plumbers and electricians to restore your home to its pre-flood condition.

Spotlight On Santa Rosa
The Emerald Coast area is not only popular with residents and visitors alike; it is also popular with the silver screen. There is a long history of film-making in the area, partly because of the gorgeous beaches and quaint communities and partly because of the strong military presence here makes a good backdrop for movies. Some of the productions filmed in the area include:
    •    Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo in 1944.
    •    Twelve O’Clock High in 1949.
    •    Most of Jaws 2 was filmed in Santa Rosa county!
    •    Frogs, a 1972 eco-horror, was filmed around Choctawhatchee Bay.

And most famously, both external and internal shots for The Truman Show were filmed at Seaside, which is only an eighteen-minute drive from Santa Rosa Beach. With views like that, residents could be forgiven for thinking that they, like Truman, were living in their very own paradise.

Why Might Santa Rosa Beach Residents Need Flood Damage Companies?
As any resident of Florida knows, the state is prone to hurricanes. Its coastal location, nearness to the tropics, and the fact that it is the path of tropical winds blowing from the West African coast leave the area vulnerable to hurricanes. A hurricane is a powerful tropical storm that forms over warm water and then heads for land with a wind speed of at least 74 mph. They strengthen until they hit ground.

Some well-known Florida hurricanes include:
    •    The Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928 that made landfall near Palm Beach and caused massive loss of life.
    •    The Florida Keys Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, which was at the time the strongest storm to ever hit the United States, with a storm surge powerful enough to carry away a train.
    •    Hurricane Andrew in 1992, which was one of the most costly natural disasters of modern times, causing $30 billion in damage.

Hurricanes are a real and present threat. In 2020, Walton County was hit by Hurricane Sally, causing extensive damage.

How Can SERVPRO Help Santa Rosa Beach Residents After A Flood?
We train our skilled  technicians to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards. That means you can trust us to handle the situation in a professional manner. Our technicians have the know-how and the equipment on hand to help with every aspect of flood remediation, including:
    •    Pumping flood water out of your Santa Rosa Beach home.
    •    Using sanitizing and anti-microbial products to sanitize your home and belongings.
    •    Advising you on which items you should keep and which items you must dispose of.
    •    Helping you talk to your insurance company.
    •    Drying your home and dealing with hidden patches of moisture.
    •    Deodorizing your home to leave it smelling fresh, “Like it never even happened.”

Fast action helps protect your home from further damage, including fungal growth, and means you can return to everyday life more quickly. We act fast to remove water and dry the area, helping you enjoy your Emerald Coast home.

If you're concerned about the effects of flood damage, do not delay. Get in touch with your local remediation experts. Call SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746.

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