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Paul Davis deploys crews to ravaged East Coast

November 8, 2012

MILWAUKEE, WI — Paul Davis National has mobilized to the Northeast to provide much needed structural cleanup and drying services for residential and commercial properties in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, according to a press release.

rockaway beachOnce local authorities began allowing recovery personnel to safely enter the neighborhood on Shorefront Parkway in Rockaway Beach on October 29, a large contingent of Paul Davis crew members started work in the area along with locally-hired tradesmen and other workers, the release stated.

According to the release, the company has responded to emergency calls from property managers in New York and New Jersey, along with more than 50 local Paul Davis offices from across the country that are also working on emergency service jobs on the East Coast.

"We immediately started on the sizeable job of removing the debris, mud and sand in Rockaway Beach with manpower using shovels, vehicles and heavy equipment. We then expanded to support Paul Davis jobs in Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Naval Yard along with work in New Jersey," said Howland Russell, Paul Davis National's spokesman.

Damage estimates in the billions

"In Rockaway, we're hoping to get the work done this week, so residents can resume normal lives with electricity and water. It's quite a challenge as the buildings are filled with sand, mud and debris. A key priority is to contain and control any microbial growth right away — ensuring a healthy and safe environment for the property owners and families," Russell added.

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plans to continue its large loss work in the Northeast for the next several months, the release noted.

The Paul Davis organization also urges the general public to do what they can in supporting the American Red Cross, first responders and local food banks in helping those affected recover from this devastating storm, the release added.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.