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Take a Proactive Approach to Protect Your Household From Storm Damage | SERVPRO® of Tri-County

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

large yellow storm warning sign in front of dark forming clouds SERVPRO of Tri-County is here to provide you with a rapid response. Contact us right away if your home has any storm damage.

It is common for thunderstorms to pop up and disperse without much incident, but we want to remind people that any storm has the potential to cause damages—and all it takes is one.

We recommend a proactive approach to severe weather preparedness so you can always have the peace of mind that you have done everything possible to keep your household safer in the face of severe weather.

Keep Your Household Safe in the Face of Severe Weather

Prepare your home as much as possible. Many of the storm damages we get called in for have to do with things impacting the home, whether that be a tree branch, loose patio chair or other projectiles. Trimming trees and securing objects can go a long way in advance of a storm to keeping your household safe—and if you are concerned with comfort in the aftermath, a storm generator is a popular choice to maintain electricity.

Create a family communications plan. When your family is out and about a lot, it may be rare that you are all in the same place—making a communications plan vital for severe weather preparedness. Be sure everyone in the household knows when they should head home or when to stay put if severe weather is called for, and how to check in to let everyone else know that they are safe.

Make sure your emergency kit is stocked. An emergency kit is a great place to start your planning as they are so important to make sure you are never without an essential item during severe weather. Nonperishable foods, water, first aid supplies and light sources should all have a place in your kit, as well as anything your family may need for up to 72 hours. Do not forget food and water for pets, too!

Consider getting a weather radio. Though we are used to relying on our cell phones for all weather alerts, having a more analog system such as a weather radio in your emergency kit is always a good idea. Missing emergency alerts can be extremely dangerous, and if severe weather knocks out cell reception, having a backup method for receiving alerts is so important.

If your home is damaged by a storm, you can depend on us to take care of any damages. Contact us at any hour to report damage and receive a rapid response.

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