Ohio is susceptible to massive storms. Huge thunderstorms, wind storms, and tornadoes ravage the area in and around Cincinnati every year. And it seems as though these storms are increasing in intensity and frequency each year.
It is wise to have the name and contact information for an emergency tree service at the ready. You never know when a storm might hit, and if one of your trees falls — or if a neighbor’s tree falls into your property, onto your car, or onto your house — you may need emergency tree service to come help you before the damage worsens.
We here at Tree Images are ready and prepared for any such emergency, and we are on call 24 hours a day in the event of a hazardous storm. We have the equipment necessary to remove these fallen (or falling) trees, and we have the expertise to remove these problematic trees safely, securely, and as quickly as we can.
When the Beavercreek tornadoes hit in May of 2019, Ohio requested a damage assessment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This damage review covered ten Ohio counties: Auglaize, Darke, Greene, Hocking, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Muskingum, Perry, and Pickaway. When FEMA gets involved in tornado-hit areas, it sometimes means that the residents of those counties can apply for and receive federal assistance. This assistance can come in the form of low-interest loans, as reimbursements for temporary housing, or as funds for re-building damaged or destroyed buildings.
These emergencies are not always just tornadoes, though.
Wind… Snow…. Rain….
If a huge snowstorm hits, sometimes these older or more feeble trees cannot handle the weight of the fallen snow. That pile-up of snow and ice can cause huge, heavy branches to be in jeopardy, and could be an accident waiting to happen, or an injury about to occur.
Strong winds can scatter not only branches and leaves, but whole trees! It could be that your own trees are able to withstand the storms, but massive branches have blown in from neighboring years or nearby green spaces. Having a proper assessment can not only fix any damage that may have occurred, but can head off potential issues at the pass, and solve problems before they start.
If a property has been flooded, or if creek levels have risen substantially, this can cause unforeseen damage. The standing water could help erode the root system of what was a sturdy tree system. Sometimes the support structure of a mammoth, mature tree can be washed away with the higher water levels.
Dealing with the emergency involves not only securing the trees that are posing a threat (or that have taken down power lines or onto cars), but then cleaning up the property and repair whatever has been damaged.
If you have trees that have withstood big storms, and you think they may be compromised, you can request a free tree assessment. At no cost to you, we can come to your property and inspect the area for potential dangers. It is, of course, always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to massive trees.
Call Tree Images For Tree Emergencies In Cincinnati
Mobilizing a team to help in an emergency situation — particularly having one on call 24 hours a day — is a specialized services that only some companies can provide. We are proud at Tree Images to be able to provide this for Greater Cincinnati and the surrounding areas. We hope we are never needed in the event of an emergency, but emergencies do happen. Be safe out there.