Cleaning up After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

The floods caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are beyond words. Every property destroyed and every life disrupted is heartbreaking. At the same time, all the brave people risking their lives to save strangers is inspiring. It’s true that humanity is at its best during the very hardest times.

Once the waters recede and it is safe to go home, everybody will come together to clean up and start rebuilding their lives. It’s going to take a lot of hard work. But hard work is what we Americans do best.

For those who have never flooded before, read FEMA’s FLOODSMART for vital information and suggestions. We also wrote Cleaning Up After A Flood last year. It will give you some additional step-by-step instructions. There are many hazards after a storm and flood. Please be careful.

We here at Shop-Vac are ramping up production and moving inventory into areas affected by these hurricanes to increase local availability of wet-dry vacs, air movers and other items that will help remove water and dry carpets, walls, and more.

We are all in this together. If you want to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, you can donate through the Red Cross here.