The roof helps to keep the home safe from wind, rain, hail and other types of inclement weather. Many roofs, however, are not rated to outlast intense tropical storms or even hurricanes. A hurricane or tropical storm can still cause a good deal of damage, even with roofs that are rated to withstand high winds. If the wind uplift is strong enough, the pressure may be enough to cause the roof materials to break apart. Shingles can be torn or lost, and the hail could have caused bruises and dents in the structure. Flashing can be stripped away along with gutters and other key elements of the house. At State Roofing, we know what roof damage looks like, and we know what causes it—extreme weather being the main culprit. Hurricane season is among us, if your roof takes a beating from wind, hail or weather of any kind, contact us for a free inspection.
The low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Ingrid. It is forecasted to hit land in Northern Mexico late this weekend. Lots of rain is expected as far north as Corpus Christi and Houston.
Make sure you are prepared in case Ingrid turns further northward and keep an eye on its progress at weather.com!
The City of Houston sent out the following notice last week regarding Hurricane Preparedness. If you or someone you know may need special assistance in case of a hurricane, please take a moment to review the following:
Houstonians are Urged to Sign up for Hurricane Emergency Assistance
As Houston approaches the most active part of hurricane season, the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) would like Houston residents who may need additional assistance during an emergency to register for the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR).
Originally called the Transportation Assistance Registry (TAR), STEAR is intended to help emergency planners and first responders help those who may need additional assistance during a disaster. Residents who do not have access to the necessary transportation to evacuate themselves, who rely on electricity for medical needs or who have a disability should register with the STEAR today to make sure that first responders know where they are and what they need if disaster strikes.
There are three ways Houston residents can register for STEAR:
. Call 2-1-1: A trained operator will take your information
. Visit houstonoem.org: Register using an online form
. Use a paper form: Download the paper form and fax or email it to the United Way to the number or email address listed on the form
If you have registered for the TAR in the past, it is important to re-register with STEAR, as these lists are cleared every January.
For more information on the STEAR program or how to register contact OEM by by email at email@example.com, by phone at 713.884.4500 or visit houstonoem.org.
This week is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Starting June 1st, Hurricane Season is officially here!
There is already activity brewing in the oceans, so be sure you are prepared!
Check out info at the National Weather Service website here.
Be sure to take a look at the resources at the bottom of the page to help you make a plan and be prepared in case of a hurricane!