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Is Your Household Prepared for Severe Weather?

12/30/2021 (Permalink)

dark storm clouds If you have damage to your household due to severe weather, contact SERVPRO of Gordon, Murray & South Whitfield Counties today.

While severe weather is an inevitable occurrence, it is something that many people find themselves to be unprepared for when the moment strikes. Because many storms come and go without ever causing damage, it is all too easy to assume that there is no real danger present—until there is.

Preparing for severe weather may not be the most glamorous of tasks, but it is something that will help keep you and your family safer during severe weather—and it can even reduce the likelihood of damage occurring to your home, too. If you are unsure whether your family is prepared as possible for severe weather, read on to learn some things to take note of.

A Checklist to Make Sure Your House Is Prepared for Severe Weather

Do I have an emergency kit built? You should have an emergency kit located in an easily accessible place that contains enough food and water for every member of your household for at least a few days, as well as first-aid supplies, flashlights and batteries.

Do I have a designated safe storm area? Having a place to go to in case of severe weather is a must, so it is wise to designate an area of your house as your family’s safe place. Ideally, this is a basement, but it can also be a bathroom, closet or any other area in the home that does not have any windows.

Do I know where my local shelters are? You will typically be advised by emergency officials to stay put in the event of severe weather, but if there is an evacuation order, it is important to know where to go. Make sure you know where the shelters in your area are located and which ones accept families with pets, if applicable.

Do I have an emergency radio? During severe weather, cell phones can be an unreliable source of information between power outages and cell phone reception issues. An emergency weather radio, either a hand crank or battery-powered model, is the most reliable way to get pertinent information from local weather officials.

If you have damage to your household due to severe weather, do not hesitate to give us a call. We are here 24/7 to provide a rapid response— contact us today.

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