This past week the industry came together to formulate a plan to assist our effected companies and their personnel to the best of our ability. We had an OMA meeting in Rhode Island Thursday and only then did many of us learn of further damaged areas that the news hasn't reported. Those areas too have been hit very hard. Obviously everyone working in these areas has been impacted and there will be a tremendous amount of work for many months and years to come.
One of the first steps taken was to create a NORA Flood Damage Oil Appliance Check List. Obviously many of you reading this don't need these reminders but keep in mind that these are very unusual times. Work volumes are very high, thus easier to make mistakes.
Because so many things can go wrong as a result of lood water, it's usually cheaper and always safer to replace, rather repair. However, there may be extenuating circumstances wher heat is required on a temporary basis.
To download a PDF of the checklist, http://naohsm.org/pdf/Hurricane%20check%20list%20for%20Water%20Damaged%20Appliances.pdf.