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Making Sure Your Have a Storm Safety Plan in Place | SERVPRO of Marietta West

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

img src =”hand protect house.jpg” alt = "Hands clasped together to protect a small house” > If your home is damaged by storm or flood event in Marietta or Kennesaw, call SERVPRO of Marietta West for immediate help cleaning up.

Preparing for severe weather can be a frightening thing, but it is something that everyone is wise to do for their household. Most parts of the United States carry a severe weather risk, and while summer is when the majority of storms occur, it is becoming more and more common to need to be prepared for severe weather year-round.

Severe storms can often move through without incident, but it is important to be on alert any time they are around. Despite meteorological advancements, the weather can still be unpredictable and take a turn for the worse with little warning.

Fortunately, with a storm safety plan, you can significantly lessen the risk that is posed to you and your family in the event of a severe weather incident.

Considerations for a Storm Safety Plan

| Find a Reliable Way to Get Alerts | When the alert system is working as intended, you should be notified on your phone about severe weather. However, with an issue as serious as this, it is important to have a backup as well. An NOAA weather radio is a great way to ensure you can receive alerts even if your phone battery is dead or the cell phone networks are working unreliably.

| Be Sure You Have a Designated Safe Space | It is important to get to safety when severe weather becomes a threat, so designate a safe space in your home for household members to utilize. Ideally, this space would be a basement or crawlspace, but an interior bathroom or closet on the ground floor can also work. It is a good idea to store your emergency kit in this space as well, so you have access to everything you may need while the storm is nearby.

| Know the Difference Between Watches and Warnings | It is important to understand your specific risks during any severe weather event, which is why it is vital to remember the difference between watches and warnings. A “watch” means that conditions are favorable for a weather event, but one is not currently happening. When a “warning” is issued, that means to get to shelter immediately, as there is an incident of the event in the area.

*If your home gets damaged due to a storm or flood, you can count on SERVPRO of Marietta West to make your water damaged issues, “Like it never even happened.” Contact us today at (770) 428-5467 or visit www.SERVPROmariettawest.com to learn more about our restoration processes and about our damage response services.

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