2011 TornadoesMost of us in central North Carolina remember where we were on April 16, 2011 when the deadly tornadoes touched down in Sanford, Raleigh, Fayetteville and other areas of the triangle area.  Whether we were leaving a little league baseball game in Fayetteville or hunkered down in our basements in Buies Creek, our PHC family was incredibly fortunate to escape that day with only minor damage to our homes and some tree debris in our yards; especially since we saw tornadoes touch down within a 20 mile radius in all directions of our homes and warehouse.  After the storms had passed, most of us were on site and saw firsthand the devastation that families faced as we responded to all the Emergency calls we could in the first 24-48 hours following the tornadoes.  I’m sure if you ask any of our employees or supervisors, they couldn’t tell you how many roofs we climbed or tarps we used to cover roofs and other exposed structures.  We were only concerned about how we could help.  One of the hardest parts of the restoration industry is not how to rebuild a roof, but how to help a homeowner who has lost so much following a fire to their home or in this case, storm damage that demolished so much.  But, we all have our favorite stories when we returned the homeowners back to their restored homes and saw the smiles on their faces…this is the best part of our jobs.

Please join PHC today and take a minute or two to remember those who suffered, lost homes or loved ones on this day in 2011.  If you would like to do more, remember the Red Cross and everything they do following disasters.  They are always accepting donations.