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Storm Preparation: How to Stay Safe and Be Ready

5/8/2023 (Permalink)

Lady packing emergency supplies to prepare for a storm. Storm Preparation: How to Stay Safe and Be Ready

Storm Preparation: How to Stay Safe and Be Ready

Natural disasters like storms can strike at any time, so it is important to be prepared and stay safe. With proper preparation, you can minimize the damage to your property and protect your family during a storm.

Here are some tips to help you prepare for the next storm:

  1. Create an Emergency Plan
  • Before a storm hits, create an emergency plan for your family.
  • This plan should include communication and evacuation procedures.
  • Make sure everyone in your household knows what to do in an emergency and where to meet if you are separated.
  1. Stock Up on Supplies
  • Make sure you have enough food, water, and medical supplies to last at least three days.
  • Stock up on batteries, flashlights, and other emergency supplies.
  • It's also a good idea to keep a supply of cash on hand, as ATMs and credit card machines may not be available during a power outage.
  1. Protect Your Home
  • Inspect your home to ensure that it is structurally sound and can withstand high winds and heavy rain.
  • Trim trees near your home to prevent them from falling onto your roof, and clear gutters and downspouts to prevent flooding.
  • Cover windows and doors with hurricane shutters or plywood to protect against flying debris.
  1. Stay Informed
  • Stay informed about the storm by monitoring local news stations and weather apps.
  • Follow instructions from local authorities and evacuate if instructed to do so.
  • If you cannot evacuate, stay indoors and away from windows and doors.
  1. After the Storm
  • After the storm has passed, inspect your property for damage.
  • If you have suffered damage, contact your insurance company, and begin filing a claim.
  • Take photos of the damage for documentation purposes.
  • Call SERVPRO of Lexington/Thomasville at 336-224-2565.
    • We will work directly with the insurance adjuster and help make the claims process more manageable, allowing you to get back into your home in the condition #likeitneverevenhappened.
    • We are #fastertoanysizedisaster and take pride in treating our clients like family.
    • We are locally owned and operated and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
    • There is no job too big or too small for us to handle!

In conclusion, preparing for a storm is essential for staying safe and minimizing damage. Following these tips can help protect your family and your property during a storm.

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