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How To Prepare For A Storm?

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

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Preparing for a storm will save you time and money. 

Tropical storms, tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters can do a significant amount of damage to local communities and businesses. The sad part is, no one can control or prevent any of these acts of God. However, you can take some storm preparation precautionary measures to make sure that the losses you suffer are minimal. However, even if you spend days preparing for a storm, your home may still suffer from storm damage; in this case, you should consider hiring storm damage repair experts when your home suffers from storm damage. 

Preparing For A Storm

Every year, natural disasters cause billions in damage in the United States. However, with some storm preparation, you can minimize the loss and protect your loved ones. If you live in an area with a lot of flooding, you can consider getting flood insurance so you can file a homeowners insurance claim to cover damages when the worst happens. 

Now, you might be wondering what you can do to minimize the damage a storm may cause to your property. Well, here are some of the storm damage preparation measures you can take to save yourself from complete devastation. 

Create A Storm Safety Plan

The first part of storm preparation is creating a storm safety plan is to gather all the members of your household and decide who will handle what. Details of the storm plan will delegate who is responsible for doing things like turning off the electricity and gas supply when a storm hits. An essential part of the storm safety plan will be setting an emergency meeting point such as a park nearby or any other landmark close to your home.

Lastly, it will also be wise to assign a relative who lives out of the state to be your family's emergency contact when severe storm damages strike. A storm safety plan may be time-consuming, but it will minimize safety risks, which is way more valuable than personal property.

Storm Emergency Kit 

To prepare for a storm, make sure each family member has an emergency kit that contains all the essential items for survival. Ensure that each family member keeps the emergency kit in an area that is easily accessible. The following emergency kit checklist aims to have all the essential items when evacuating from a storm.

Storm Preparation Emergency Kit Checklist.

  • Battery-powered flashlight
  • Portable battery-powered radio
  • Extra set of batteries
  • First aid kit
  • List of emergency contact numbers
  • Water bottles 
  • Cash and/or credit card
  • Important papers such as ID and bank information
  • Sturdy boots
  • Essential medicines and prescriptions
  • Whistle or any other similar thing to signal for help

With all these things in an emergency survival kit, you will be prepared to keep yourself safe during a storm, even if you have to leave your home. 

Four steps to protect your property from storm damage 

Here are some steps you can take to protect your property from a lot of damage. Although depending on the storm's size, there is a chance that these steps will not help. 

  1. Cover the windows with plywood or storm shutters. 
  2. Clean out the rain gutters to prevent flooding inside your home.
  3. Tape the windows to prevent the glass shards from dispersing all over the place.
  4. Learn to properly sandbag your home if you live in an area with a lot of flooding.

Why Is It Essential To Prepare For A Storm

As mentioned earlier, a storm is something that can not be prevented by anything. If it were possible, the US wouldn't face billions in damages every year. But, you can still take some simple steps to minimize the storm damage loss. You and your family will most likely recover quickly from storm damage if you decide to follow the storm preparation steps in this blog. 

Please remember that you and your family's safety is the number one priority in preparing for a storm. Once you are safe after a storm, you should address all the damage that had occurred to your property and call restoration professionals so you can start living on your property as you were before the storm damages occurred!

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