Severe Weather Preparedness Plan
Severe weather is an absolutely terrifying thing to be faced with. Not only can it cause severe damage to your home, but it is also extremely unpredictable, meaning conditions can turn hazardous in an instant. The costs of having storm damage restored can also be exorbitant, but the most important thing is making sure your family is safe.
As with any difficult life scenario, one of the best things you can do is to have a plan in place in case server weather moves into your area. That way, instead of panicking or being unsure of what to do, you can be certain of how to proceed to keep your family safe.
By knowing where to go, where your supplies are and that you have made sure you can stay in your shelter, you can have much more peace of mind surrounding your family’s well-being.
Elements to Consider for a Severe Weather Preparedness Plan
Where Will You Seek Shelter?
It is always a good idea to have a designated shelter spot in your home where everyone can head if the weather turns severe. Ideally, this would be a basement, but you can also choose an area of your home that does not have windows and few exterior walls if a basement is not available.
Do We Have Food and Water?
Once you seek shelter, it is wise to make sure you do not have to leave until the weather event has passed. It is a good idea to keep nonperishable foods and plenty of water in your shelter spot so you can stay put for the duration of the storm.
What Will Your Light Source Be?
Power outages are extremely common during severe weather, so it is smart to keep flashlights and lanterns in your shelter area in case you can’t use your home’s electricity. Be sure to pack batteries, too, as they can lose their power with time.
If your home is damaged by a severe weather event, we are here for all your restoration needs. You can contact us as soon as you discover the damage for the quickest response possible, and with our 24/7 emergency line, you will never have to wait to get in touch. Contact SERVPRO of Greenville/Cleveland at (662)846-1700.