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Plan Ahead for Severe Storms

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

Plan Ahead for Severe Storms

In the United States, there are around 100,000 thunderstorms every year, so these frightening events occur frequently in every state.

With all the crazy weather the Midwest has in the spring and summer, it is always better to be prepared and know how to stay safe ahead of time. It’s true that we can’t control the weather, but we can do our best to protect ourselves against its harmful blow.

Below are the ways in which you can reduce storms’ impacts on you and your home.

Your Severe Weather Communication Strategy

You need to have a severe weather communication in place consisting of the following items:

First, you need to have a way to communicate with everyone in your home and also people outside your home. This way, you can receive weather alerts, such as watches and warnings.

Next, be sure to grab both your cell phone and an NOAA weather radio. Having multiple modes of communication could be a lifesaver.

Last, put together a communication strategy for your household that includes a designated safe area in your home for bad weather and a way for absent family members to check in and let you know they’re safe.

Your Severe Weather Emergency Kit

Every household needs an emergency kit jam-packed with all the essentials. Include food, water, first-aid supplies and anything else you might need.

Make sure it includes at least 72 hours worth of materials because you never know how long you might be stuck sheltering in place.

Your Severe Weather Aftermath Checklist

Once it’s all over, here’s what you need to do:

Talk to everyone about the communications plan and gather feedback on all the elements. This will help you improve the plan in the future and keep you even safer.

Next, go around your home and evaluate it for storm damage, paying close attention to all the vulnerable areas.

If you discover damage, turn SERVPRO so that you can count on a quick response that will bring about peace of mind and get your home back to pre-storm condition in no time!

If you discover storm damage to your home or business, you can count on SERVPRO to handle the restoration. We’re here 247 to spring into action

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