On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Northwest Arkansas experienced a thunderstorm classified as a “derecho”. According to The Weather Channel, “derechoes are large clusters of thunderstorms that produce widespread wind damage, usually as a result of one or more curved lines of thunderstorms known as bow echoes.” Damage reports from this storm stretched a distance of over 300 miles – from Kansas to the Arkansas/Louisiana/Texas border, says the National Weather Service.
NWA Restore It, Inc. began receiving calls that same day. The high winds of this storm caused damage ranging from fallen trees to severe roof damage. Northwest Arkansas had widespread damage from Bentonville and Bella Vista to Fort Smith and Holiday Island, with the majority of the damage in the Springdale and Fayetteville area. The night of the event, we responded quickly to each of the calls and worked tirelessly to remove fallen trees, place temporary repairs on emergency claims, and conduct repair assessments. Just a few days later, we had received close to 30 claims from this particular storm. Currently, we are wrapping up final assessments on these claims in order to begin the repair work.
NWA Restore It, Inc. had the pleasure of sponsoring the Benton County Fire Protection Association Meeting in Rogers, Arkansas on July 28, 2014. Representatives from all over Benton County were represented at the meeting, including those from both career fire departments and those made up of volunteers. We provided a delicious dinner for all of the participants in appreciation of all that they do for our community.
We were also given the opportunity to discuss our Emergency/Board-Up Displacement program. In his presentation to the group, our owner, Kerry Tyler, stated that he “got into this business to serve people.” With this program, NWA Restore It, Inc. does exactly that: serves the family in need. In the event that a family must be displaced from their home due to severe fire damage, we provide the displaced family with a kit filled with hygiene products and several restaurant gift cards. We also provide the family with a place to stay for a few days until the insurance company steps in to take care of their lodging and living expenses. Our goal is to take care of our customers from the very beginning and see them through the entire process until their home has been fully restored. Just another way NWA Restore It, Inc. is here to help from beginning to end.