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Do You Have a Proper Plan for Severe Weather?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

items found in an emergency kit If your home is damaged in a storm, you can count on SERVPRO of Troup-Coweta Counties for assistance.

While severe weather such as thunderstorms and heavy rains is inevitable, you may be surprised by how many people have not adequately prepared for it. Storms are possible in any area of the country and at any time of year—so having a plan in place in case one threatens your area is a must for your safety. Though it is impossible to know when a storm will strike, it is possible to plan ahead and ensure you are able to keep your family as safe as possible.

While thinking of such a frightening scenario can be overwhelming, we are here to help with all
the information you need to cover your emergency planning bases. If you would like to be more prepared for severe weather, use the checklist below to ensure you have everything taken care of to keep your household safe.

A Checklist for Emergency Preparation in Advance of Severe Weather

The most important thing you can do in advance of severe weather is to prepare so that it does
not take you by surprise. Here are some things to make sure of to minimize a severe storm’s impact:

? Pack an emergency kit for your household with food, water, flashlights, batteries and any
other essentials.
? Pack a “go bag” for family members with essentials in case you must evacuate.
? Purchase an NOAA weather radio (battery- or hand-powered) so you can receive
reliable weather updates.
? Be sure your house’s street number is clearly visible in case you need emergency
? Know where your local storm shelters are located and multiple routes to get there in
case roadways become flooded.
? Practice your evacuation plan with each member of the household so you can get out
quickly if needed.
? Do not attempt to cross areas with downed power lines or drive over flooded roadways.
? Have a designated safety area in your house where everyone knows to head in the
event of a storm—a basement works best, but hallways, bathrooms or anywhere else
away from windows can be sufficient.
? Keep up with your weather forecast and have a way to get alerts in case watches or
warnings are issued.

If your home is damaged in a storm, you can count on us for assistance. Contact us at any time
for more information on our severe storm restoration or to report damage to your home.

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