You Should Prepare for Safety Before the Weather Is Forecast | SERVPRO® of Tri-County
Thunderstorms, flooding and other types of severe weather can be very frightening and can inflict serious trauma to anything in its path. While many fly over without notice during warmer seasons, every event has the potential to sharply increase and cause severe damage so, everyone should plan ahead and make preparations then stay alert when the weather is forecast.
Measures you can take but are not limited to; dedicated flashlights in staged areas, having a panic room or shelter ready(i.e. the more comfortable the shelter is the more likely you are to go before danger arrives), if you do not have a shelter..knowing the safest place to take cover in your home is essential, noting areas without windows or exterior walls, subscribing to weather monitoring providers.
Following weather notifications will give you access to clear and direct information from local weather professionals. Weather changes quickly so staying connected and knowing the alerts are very important. If an alert says, “SEVERE WEATHER WATCH” you should know that means conditions could develop into a severe event and it is recommended to stay tuned into weather alerts for updates, any lingering preparations should be made. If the alert says, “SEVERE WEATHER WARNING” means the storm has been confirmed and you should immediately seek shelter.
There are innumerable reasons to have an emergency kit however, severe weather is usually what drives people to own one. If you are purchasing a pre made kit or assembling one of your own be sure to include everything to treat traumas and stay comfortably if it takes a while for help to arrive. Flashlights, water, food, and Obtaining a weather radio are recommended. Store this kit in your shelter or safe area and protect it from damage or intrusion.
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