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Preparation for a Hurricane Or a Tropical Storm

9/29/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Preparation for a Hurricane Or a Tropical Storm Make your top priority is to be prepare for this Hurricane Season.

After hurricane Harvey hit Texas on August 25, 2017 we all understood the importance of taking Mother Nature seriously and being prepared. Preparation is the key survival technique that we all need to acquire in order to keep our families and pets protected. With multiple dangerous storms and hurricanes approaching the country, this is the year to learn how to be safe and what are some of the steps that we need to follow in case of this type of emergency. Some important recommendations to consider are:

  • Protect your home: Make sure to reinforce your windows, roof, doors and garage doors (a good idea is to board up the house). If possible trim damage trees or remove limbs that could affect your property. Also, make sure to remove any items from your backyard that have the potential to become a safety hazard and hit your home during the storm. Finally, if it is possible purchase a portable generator that you can safely use after the storm.
  • Protect your home: Make sure to reinforce your windows, roof, doors and garage doors (a good idea is to board up the house). If possible trim damage trees or remove limbs that could affect your property. Also, make sure to remove any items from your backyard that have the potential to become a safety hazard and hit your home during the storm. Finally, if it is possible purchase a portable generator that you can safely use after the storm.
  • Prepare a disaster kit: It is important to get all the supplies necessary for you and your family ahead of time. The anxiety created before the storm will make it difficult to find the items that you will need if you wait too long (all the supermarkets will be empty). Make sure you storage enough food and water for at least three days, a flash light with extra batteries, a portable (battery) radio, a first-aid kit, extra cash, any prescription medication, personal sanitation supplies, and remember to storage items for your pets as well.
  • Determine where to go: Your local officials will provide enough information about where to go in case that you are ordered to evacuate. Take the time to know the evacuation routes and have a plan in place in case that you and your family need to go. Remember to get your car ready as well, keep a full gas tank, blankets and extra clothes in it, and the car in general good condition.
  • Other recommendations: Ensure that your electronic devices are fully charge, make copies of any important documents, check with your insurance company to have proper coverage, and if possible make an inventory with pictures of your belongings in case you have to file a claim later.

There are multiple things that you can do to help be prepared for these kind of storms and we encourage you to take all the necessary precautions to be safe. Also, we know the damage that this kind of disaster can cause to your property and we are here to help you to restore it, give us a call at 973-810-2825 SERVPRO of Dover/Stillwater. Our company is available 24/7 to provide you with the help and services that you need to make it look "Like it never even happened."

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