Forced to manage thunderstorms, flash floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and dust storms in various regions across the country we, in the U.S., incur billions in damage each year. As homes and businesses fail to hold up against extreme weather and thousands of lives are affected, it is increasingly important to prepare yourself before a storm affects you; ensuring your safety and taking the necessary steps to protect your property.
Know Your Risk. Take the time to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and where you work in addition to how it could affect you, your business, and your family. Become knowledgeable so that you are prepared before it affects you. Also, check the weather forecast regularly. Severe weather can come in many forms and remaining aware of local hazards can be beneficial to organizing a shelter plan or reacting in an appropriate amount of time.
Take Action. There are three steps most important to take effective and efficient action against storm damage. Create a communication plan for your home and business. Put together an emergency kit. And, keep important papers and valuables in a safe place.
Be an Example. After the threat has passed, share your story with your family, friends, and co-workers. Your preparedness story can inspire others to do the same as well as create a dialogue to enable improvement for future situations.
At SERVPRO of Gilbert, Chandler South, Ahwatukee and South Tempe, our professionals can help you be “Ready for Whatever Happens!” Contact us at 480-558-7620 for more readiness tips and tools or if your home or business sustains damage from a storm or hazardous weather.