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Be Prepared No Matter When a Severe Storm Happens

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

The impact a storm will have on an area is widely unpredictable. While some storms will come through and cause little to no damages, others will present major issues for everyone affected.

Because severe storms can be so unpredictable, we highly recommend that people approach storm safety with a preparedness mindset. This way, no matter when a storm moves through an area, you will know you have done everything you can to protect your family and your home.

Prepare in Advance for Severe Weather

Prepare your home as much as possible. Though the nature of storm damage might seem erratic, by doing some preparation work in advance to protect your property, you can ensure you are taking the right steps to mitigate any possible damages. Trimming back any dead or overhanging trees is a great start, as is securing any objects that could possibly become loose during a storm. Many homeowners also have whole-home generators installed, allowing for utility usage if your power is out.

Create a family communications plan. If your family is often spread out across many locations, it is important to have a plan for checking in during severe weather to make sure everyone is safe. Be sure everyone knows the protocol for both being at home and being away from home, including where to take shelter in the house, how to check in with one another, and when to stay put or head home if severe weather is forecasted.

Make sure your emergency kit is stocked. Creating a household emergency kit is the first step for disaster preparedness in any regard, including for severe storms. An emergency kit should have sealed water, shelf-stable food, and any other necessities your family members may need both while a storm is raging and in the event, the power is out in the aftermath.

Consider getting a weather radio. Few things have changed our communications process more than cell phones, but they do not want to be the only thing you have to rely on during severe weather. Having a weather radio will come in handy in case cell networks go down or the power goes out and your battery dies, ensuring you are not at risk of missing out on any pertinent updates or weather emergency alerts.

If your home is damaged by a storm, you can depend on us to take care of any damages. Contact us 24/7 to report damage and receive a rapid response.

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