RMI Emergency Services is a supplier of emergency response cleanup solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Our history of serving the people affected by natural disasters spans several decades and multiple states across the country.
Whether you need a supply of safe drinking water or call upon us for water extraction services, we’re ready to provide hurricane response services anywhere the need arises.
What Damage Can a Hurricane Cause?
When a hurricane hits land, it always leaves devastation in its wake. The strong winds can cause significant damage to buildings, infrastructure, and cars, while heavy rainfall can result in flooding. This all has a massive impact on communities and the local environment.
Some of the damage caused by hurricanes includes:
- Roof damage: The strong winds can cause structural damage to roof tiles and wood beams. There is also an increased risk of trees falling onto houses.
- Flooding: Floodwaters can enter commercial and residential properties causing significant damage to interiors, furniture, and electrical equipment.
- Car damage: The powerful winds and floodwaters can carry cars far away from their parking lot. Water damage can occur to the engine and interiors.
- Environmental damage: Trees uprooted, agricultural products ruined.
With all the havoc that hurricanes can cause within urban areas, emergency services must respond quickly. In the event of a hurricane, an experienced, reliable emergency service provider is necessary to restore the environment and provide safe solutions. We provide natural disaster cleanup services to help minimize the damage of hurricanes.
Hurricane and Disaster Solutions When You Need Them Most
When you live in a hurricane zone, you know that the damage from the storm is unpredictable even when you do your best to prepare your property for the worst.
In order to respond to natural disasters, government agencies, petroleum providers, railroads, industrial facilities, and other businesses will need to secure the proper equipment. Our hurricane response services include:
- Debris hauling and removal
- Heavy equipment hauling
- Vacuum truck services
- Potable water delivery and tanks
- Portable toilet rentals and sanitation stations
- Roll-off dumpsters
- Hazardous and non-hazardous materials waste removal and disposal
Widespread damage leaves people and property at risk. Rapid hurricane response services can minimize the hazards on your property. Our team can help with cleanup services or the relocation of valuable industrial machines or useful equipment to prevent further damage.
Potable Water Delivery and Hauling Services
Water is critical to survival and safe water may not be readily available in the days after a hurricane. Infrastructure can fail and municipal water supplies are affected by flooding and contamination.
Our hurricane response services team can provide a safe, stable water supply to serve your needs and keep your business running.
Potable water can be used for:
A reliable source of safe water is crucial to keep food packaging plants, pharmaceutical manufacturers, beverage production facilities, and related operations running. Food and medical supplies are of vital importance, and potable water can help maintain their production.
Agricultural and Livestock Applications
Contaminated water supplies can have a heavy impact on farming and livestock. Potable water can be hauled in to provide safe water for your animals, safe irrigation of crops, or fill cisterns. Dangerous contaminants, bacteria, and microbes can cripple water supplies after a hurricane. Potable water delivery can help keep your ranch operational.
Cistern Cleaning and Sealing
Water cisterns can be damaged, allowing sediment, debris, and dirt to accumulate inside. This can create the conditions for stored water to become contaminated. Having a sufficient potable water delivery system will allow the tanks to be flushed, sanitized, and ready for refill and storage of clean water.
Water Tank Rental Service
Part of hurricane response service includes the location provision of safe water to drink and keep your property operational. We offer water tank rental options for bulk water storage when water is needed due to flood contamination or supply issues.
We can deliver the tank for your use and optimize the pump to ensure a smooth and reliable delivery. If multiple tanks are needed for higher capacity water storage, we can help. We’ll monitor the supply and schedule refills as needed, and return to pick it up when it is no longer needed.
Why Is My Water Not Safe to Drink or Use After a Hurricane?
Wells and other sources of water can become dangerously contaminated when floods from a hurricane carry debris, microbes, bacteria, and pollutants to the water source. Agricultural, industrial, or even sewage waste can pollute water sources quickly in a hurricane or flooding situation.
Uprooted trees can cause main sewage lines to break. This can result in waterborne pathogens and microorganisms from feces and raw sewage entering the water supply. These are a serious threat and can cause stomach illnesses, hepatitis, cholera, or other diseases.
While it is possible that your water is safe, it can become hazardous for human and animal use after a hurricane. It’s always best to check with your local, state, or tribal health department for more information about the water supply.
Heavy Equipment Hauling
RMI provides reliable transport for your heavy equipment with a team of licensed, professional equipment haulers. We can move your oversize or overweight freight with specialized trailers designed to perform under the stress of bearing extremely heavy or wide loads.
Our drivers are experienced with the challenges and urgency involved in hurricane response, and can be dispatched to your location quickly.
Some equipment our team can relocate includes:
- Pressure and ethanol vessels
- Storage tanks
- Construction and agricultural equipment
- Energy components
- Oil and gas production modules
- Wind turbines, towers, and blades
- Mining equipment
- Chillers and rotors
When heavy equipment is damaged, tanks need to be replaced, or transformers are lost during a storm, you can depend on the expertise and experience of our heavy equipment moving team.
Post-Hurricane Recovery Solutions
When it is crucial to get your business up and running after a hurricane, you need a team with the expertise in cleanup, disposal, and hurricane response services to make it possible. RMI has helped countless businesses and industries to recover after disasters, and with 70 years of experience, we are ready and able to help you.
Our staff is available to help you in any emergency situation, 24/7. Some of the resources we can provide include:
- Emergency cleanup services
- Dump trucks and dumpsters
- Portable hand sinks
- Hurricane response
- Potable water refill and tank rental
- Roll-off dumpster rentals
- Potable water transport
- Heavy equipment transport
- Hazardous and non-hazardous holding tanks
- Hazardous material remediation services
- Sanitation station and portable restroom rentals
- Water extraction services
- Fuel spill cleanup
- Hydro blasting
- Water removal
- Disaster cleanup services
- Portable toilet rental
- Emergency flood restoration
- Vacuum truck services
Disasters and emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere, and hurricanes don’t just affect coastal regions. Inland areas can flood after a hurricane and require disaster response as well, and we can deliver. We only use the best equipment and pride ourselves on lightning-quick response times.
Hurricane Preparedness Checklist
If you live on the coast in the hurricane zone, you must prepare ahead of the hurricane season. The authorities will keep you informed about hurricane activity in your area, so always keep an eye out for announcements.
While it is hard to predict the force of hurricanes, there are several things you can do to prepare the house or your business:
- Stock up on emergency supplies: Food and water, medicines, clothing.
- Health and safety: First aid kit, fire extinguisher, flashlight (with batteries), radio, face masks, ponchos.
- Tools and safety equipment: To help you turn off power sources and complete any other essential tasks.
- House protection: Sandbags, plastic sheeting, and duct tape.
Finally, it is a good idea to have a safe place for important documents and keep some cash on you for emergency purchases.
Emergency Hurricane Response Services
It is a common misconception that hurricanes only affect coastal regions of the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea. In fact, hurricanes can cause damage hundreds of miles inland. Typically the hurricane season runs from June to November, with the severity of the storms dependent on various environmental factors.
In 2020, RMI provided emergency hurricane response services in Alabama, Florida, Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. After Hurricane Delta, our team performed over 500 jobs, including removing over 100,000 cubic yards of debris and providing over 3,100 turns, swaps, and dumps of roll-off dumpsters to help with the cleanup.
Contact Us Today to Learn More About Hurricane Response Services From RMI
If you would like to put a disaster response plan in place for your business, our team can help you with hurricane response services or natural disaster cleanup solutions to fit your needs.
Our commitment is to provide a timely, effective cleanup response in times of emergency.
RMI Emergency Services excels under pressure when the scarcity of resources and shortness of time create an urgent need for help. When a hurricane comes, we can respond quickly to help to minimize your losses and get you back to business.
Contact us today to see how we can support you in the case of a hurricane, whether it be for emergency response or cleanup services.