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SERVPRO Helps Newport Residents with Flood Damage

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Flood damager is no easy task. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for fast and immediate work.

Newport is a beautiful coastal city worth exploring.

If you are looking for a seaside getaway, look no further than Newport. This elegant coastal city on Rhode Island has long been a popular destination for people wanting to enjoy the sea air.

Newport was founded in 1639. By the mid-nineteenth century, it was a popular spot with wealthy people who wanted to build homes by the sea. During this Gilded Age, moneyed families built many stunning colonial houses by the coast. Wealthy families such as the Vanderbilts, Wideners, and Astors constructed "cottages," which in reality bore more resemblance to the grand palaces of Europe. 

The best way to see Newport

The best way to enjoy the beauty of Newport is by taking a stroll along the Cliff Walk. This public path stretches for 3.5 miles along the coast and is one of the city's most famous tourist attractions. You can walk the whole thing in two or three hours, or pick some of the best spots to explore:

  • 1st Beach is at the beginning of the Cliff Walk and is one of Newport's most popular beaches. The beach has a carousel and hosts festivals, concerts, and a volleyball tournament during the summer. The beach is quieter and an ideal place for walking or exercising your dog in the fall and winter.
  • Bailey's Beach is the most exclusive in Newport. During the Gilded Age, members of the elite families bathed here, so they did not have to mix with the ordinary people! The beach is still private today, but there are some stunning views nearby. You can also visit Rejects Beach. This is the Northeastern part of Bailey's Beach and is open to the public. Despite the name, it is a lovely place to stop off.
  • Bellevue Avenue sits at the opposite end of Cliff Walk from 1st Beach. Here you can view the famous luxury mansions such as The Elms, Rosewood, and Marble House.

How flooding affects the Cliff Walk

Being so close to the coast means stunning views and fresh sea air, but unfortunately, the Newport climate also means some flooding. Hurricane Sandy hit the area in 2012 and washed away large sections of the Cliff Walk, which had to close. After a $5.2 million restoration project, the Cliff Walk reopened in 2014.

Floods are an ongoing issue in Newport, with rising tides putting historic homes at risk. Properties near the coast often flood, especially as some of the older houses are as little as 4 feet above sea level.

SERVPRO is quick to deal with flood damage

When it comes to flood damage, it is vital to get help as quickly as possible. The longer water sits in your home, the more damage it can cause. Thankfully, SERVPRO is Faster To Any Size Disaster. We aim to arrive at your home within four hours of your first call.

The key to swift remediation is:

  • Immediate assessment of the situation – we use moisture monitoring tools for a full picture.
  • Securing the location – we deal with slip and fall hazards, tarp the roof if needed, and ensure a safe electrical supply for our equipment.
  • Creating an effective drying environment.

For quick flood damage remediation, call SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties at (401) 847-8145.

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