Getting Started: Steps Toward Severe Weather Protection | SERVPRO® of East San Antonio
Whenever an area is susceptible to storms, there is no telling when one will cause damage to an area and when one will pass by without incident. Though they can be unpredictable, a little preparedness goes a long way when it comes to storm safety. By being certain that you are doing all that you can to protect your home and household, you can make sure that you have peace of mind and are being as safe as possible.
Prepare your home as much as possible. There are many damages that storms can cause, and while some may be unavoidable, there are some you can prepare for through household maintenance. Simply securing projectiles such as patio furniture and ensuring trees are trimmed can go a long way. Many homeowners also choose to have a household generator installed in case of a power outage that lasts for a long time.
Create a family communications plan. In the event that everyone is not home when a storm starts, it is important that you are able to communicate and make sure everyone is safe. If everyone is home, be sure they know where your designated shelter area is in the house so you can all migrate there. Designate someone to bring the animals to this safe area too so they are not forgotten in the chaos.
Make sure your emergency kit is stocked. Keeping an emergency kit handy is recommended for any type of preparedness, including severe weather. Having a kit that is well-stocked with nonperishables and supplies is a great way to keep everyone safe and comfortable both while the storm is raging and in the aftermath in case of a power outage. Store your kit in your designated shelter area for best results.
Consider getting a weather radio. Though our phones are the primary source of weather information, power outages and dead batteries can render them useless—hence the need for a backup. Getting a weather radio is a great solution, as you will be able to keep up with emergency alerts and weather updates directly, regardless of what state your cellphone is in.
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.