The Importance of Planning for Storms
Without warning, nature can take a violent turn. Rain, wind, fire, and snow can lead to major damage leaving you uncertain and overwhelmed by these destructive storms.
Did you know that every year over 3,500 people die in America from natural disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes, and tornadoes? Economic losses due to natural disasters reach 1 billion dollars. These are staggering statistics, so it is essential to have a plan in case the unexpected happens.
As dangerous as storms can be, you must have a plan on how to react. Here are three steps to stay safe during a natural disaster.
- Create an emergency care kit that includes necessary food, water, batteries, flashlights, and any other items that might be helpful to you and your family during a storm.
- Check to ensure emergency equipment is in proper working order: test generators, flashlights, radios, and battery packs. Check to see that storm shutters and windows close and lock properly.
- Take an inventory of your personal belongings to ensure that you have enough property insurance to replace any possessions. Taking an inventory will also speed up the insurance claim and recovery process. Take pictures and write down descriptions of your items.
Each of these steps will put you and your family in a better position to endure a storm that could occur in the future. Make sure that everyone in your family understands and knows the plan. Preparation is the key to good outcomes, which is why it is wise to prepare for anything.
Here at SERVPRO, we do everything we can to protect you, your family, and your belongings from the devastating effects of storms. Not only are our employees professionally trained, but we are available 24/7 and can react to your emergency quickly and efficiently. Don't hesitate to call us. We're right here to make it like it never happened.