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Jarvis Property Restoration Prepares to Assist Memphis with Flood Cleanup

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- As historical flooding is threatening to cover a large portion of Memphis, Tennessee over the next two weeks as the Mississippi River rises, the office of emergency management for Shelby County Tennessee has predicted flood damages could impact several hundred businesses, thousands of homes and numerous schools. The Mississippi River is predicted to crest on Thursday over forty eight feet, its highest recorded level since 1937. The swollen river has been growing larger by the day as severe storms in Tennessee and a large portion of the Ohio Valley over a two week period in late April have caused flash flooding and river flooding for numerous states.

Jarvis dispatched first responders from the company's water damage restoration division on Saturday to begin meeting with property owners who may experience flooding over the upcoming weeks. The first responders have extensive experience in assisting property owners who may be displaced by the flood damages. Amongst the services first responders are offering Memphis area property owners prior to the flooding include disaster recovery planning, priority response water mitigation and restoration services. Jarvis's water damage restoration team use highly specialized water extraction and structural drying equipment to clean and restore water damage properties as large as one million square feet.

Jarvis Property Restoration in a privately held company founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1979 by Sheryl and Bill Jarvis. Jarvis presently has offices in the States of Illinois, Iowa, Florida and Michigan. Jarvis has worked extensively in FEMA declared emergency zones including Nashville, Tennessee in May of 2010 when the Cumberland River flooded the entire downtown area. In the summer of 2008, Jarvis spent over six months in the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa leading a team of 1600 workers to cleanup flood damaged government buildings after the Cedar River flooded the entire city and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

To coordinate cleanup efforts or arrange for a flood recovery plan of action, you can reach a member of Jarvis's first responders by calling 1-901-308-4350 or visiting Memphis Flood Cleanup online. Information on Jarvis Construction can be found at

Source: Jarvis Property Restoration

Published May 9, 2011

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