The Flood Specialists, Inc. crew is in New Jersey and have witnessed “absolute devastation” caused by Hurricane Sandy. “Seeing video footage back home in Chicago while preparing the trucks with equipment and supplies was nothing compared to seeing it firsthand”, said Mario.
This apparently has inspired them to work through very little sleep and logistical challenges like power outages, fuel shortages, no vacancies, and cancelled flights. For instance, the hotel they are staying in is being run via generator, but they have no power in the rooms. This means no hot water or lights. They have to find their way with flashlights, and as one of the technicians said, “the icy shower actually helps wake me up.”
As dire as it seems, the team knows that 8.2 million other people in the area are taking that same icy shower if they are lucky enough to even have running water or a roof over their head.