Merry Christmas to all of your customers, team members and families. Thank you for making 2011 a great year. We hope this time of year is spent with family and friends and that 2012 is full of prosperity.
Warm temperatures will likely prevent the present low pressure system that is hovering across the Midwest from turning the latest storm showers into snow. There are concerns that the system which is moving from Chicago through to Detroit will be followed by a cold front, which could quickly turn all of the moisture into ice. If the temperatures drop, ice could be a major problem for drivers and property owners alike. The latest storm system to hit the region poses another late year problem for property owners who are recently cleaning up damages caused less than three weeks ago by severe rains. The forcast for potential flash flooding is more likely in the Chicago Metro Region than the greater Metro Detroit area today, as experts were predicting Northern Illinois could receive upwards of 1 inch in total rainfall today. The large amount of rain would be the areas highest totals in over three months, and will test the sump pump systems for thousands of homeowners in the area.
The weather is in stark contrast to just one year ago when the region was beleaguered by a large snow storm, that totalled over two feet in areas and led to the historical collapse to the roof an the Minneapolis Metro Dome. As the weather slowly turns colder, the low pressure systems will be turning into snow. Todays precipitation could have easily brought 6-12 inches of snowfall to Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Jarvis crews are monitoring this evenenings forcast and are prepared to assist with basement water damage cleanup if necessary. If you are just arriving home from work, we suggest heading down to your basement to check that your sump pump is working correctly.
The disaster recovery division from Jarvis has been sent to Dundee and Monroe Michigan to assist with flood damage repair and cleanup. The River Raisin was expected to crest in the next twenty four hours, after rising well past flood stages this week following a round of rainstorms that dumped several inches of rain in the region. The flooding quickly created problems for homeowners and drivers across much of Southeastern Michigan, however it appears that Monroe County has received the brunt of the storms destruction.
Numerous business and homeowners were forced into evacuation due to the flood waters. Residents have been busy sandbagging on Thursday and Friday in efforts to divert the high waters. In the village of Dundee, schools were closed on Thursday and the post office has been forced to relocate. This region has faced multiple disasters over the past year and a half, including being struck by a tornado in 2010.
The water damage restoration division at Jarvis is working around the clock throughout the greater Metro Detroit area assisting with basement flood damage cleanup and water damage repairs from this weeks storms. Jarvis disaster recovery teams have worked extensivelly in flood zones in 2011, including Minot North Dakota, Binghamton New York and New Jersey. Property owners in need of assistance in Monroe County can call toll free 866-452-7847 for services.