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Are You Ready for a Storm? | SERVPRO® of West Forsyth County

5/20/2022 (Permalink)

When a violent storm hits West Forsyth County, it can cause serious damage to your home or business. There are several things you can do to prepare for a storm and address the damage afterward. Given that there are around 100,000 thunderstorms throughout the United States every year, you need to be prepared for this kind of weather.

Every area of the United States is prone to thunderstorms. The severity can change at any moment and what was a mild storm can morph into a full-on severe storm. Your most severe storms will bring heavy rain, flooding, and, on occasions, destructive tornadoes that can wreak havoc on local houses and their residents.

The best thing you can do as a home or business owner is prepare for this damage, and we’re going to show you the ways to do that. Taking action to prepare for storms can make a huge difference in how much the storm impacts you and your home.

Your Severe Weather Communication Strategy

If things take a turn for the worse, having a way to communicate with each person in your family and being able to obtain communications from authorities is vital.

First, it is critical to realize the difference between watches and warnings so you can understand when to simply be vigilant and when to seek immediate shelter.

It’s smart to have more than one approach to obtaining alerts from officers. You should have both a cell phone and an NOAA weather radio.

You also need to have a communication strategy in place for your household. Have a chosen safe region in your own home that everybody is aware of to get to while the weather turns awful, preferably on the ground floor and away from windows.

Additionally, make a plan for communicating in case one or more household members are away from home when a severe storm happens.

Your Severe Weather Emergency Kit

An emergency kit should be packed with all the essentials needed for sheltering in place for up to 72 hours, and it should be stored in your at-home shelter. Your kit should consist of nonperishable meals, water, flashlights and batteries, in addition to any other necessary items.

Your Severe Weather Aftermath Checklist

In the aftermath of intense weather, it’s critical to be sure you are taking the right steps to both improve your protection plan and deal with any harm to your own home. Once it is secure to do so, check your property for damage.

If you do find damage, be sure you know who to turn to. The restoration specialists at SERVPRO of West Forsyth County offer a quick reaction that will result in peace of mind and a properly restored property.

Once you have all your house together, it also important to do an audit of your whole safety plan. Talk about your communications, your emergency kit and every other factor that could use improvement to make everyone safer the next time around.

If you discover storm damage to your home or business, you can count on SERVPRO of West Forsyth County to handle the restoration. We’re here 247 to spring into action—get in touch with us today. 336-946-1131.

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