Hurricane Season is Upon Us
Hurricane season has officially started and we want to make sure our community is well prepared for what to do in case a storm heads our way. Here are some tips to ensure you and your loved ones are safe during this upcoming storm season:
Know your Risk. Hurricanes are not just a coastal threat. Rain, wind, water, even tornadoes could happen far inland from where a hurricane or tropical storm makes landfall. https://www.weather.gov/wrn/2020-determine-your-risk
Make an Emergency Plan. When a storm is coming to your area, know how to stay in touch with your family and friends, and where you will go if your home becomes unsafe. Include places like your office, daycare, and anywhere you frequent when making your hurricane plan. Have a planned route and an alternate route to get to a safe place away from the storm. http://www.ready.gov/
Build an Emergency Kit. Keep an emergency kit stocked with non-perishable food items, water, blankets, essential documents, a battery backup to charge your cell phone, radio, toys, and supplies for your pets. Have enough supplies to last you at least 72 hours. https://www.ready.gov/kit
Stay Informed. Pay attention to weather forecasts in your area provided by local news outlets or weather apps on your phone. You can turn on Wireless Emergency Alerts on your phone to receive emergency alerts from the National Weather Service. If you live in a mandatory evacuation zone, listen to your local officials, and evacuate immediately if told to do so. https://www.weather.gov/
Remember to stay safe and use these tips to help you be more prepared during hurricane season this year. We are a proud partner with the Red Cross and take part in cleaning up damages after a storm. Our team is also an extreme team, meaning we have the tools and trained professionals who can travel across the country to assist with storm damage. SERVPRO of Chesterfield and SERVPRO of Tri-Cities, Plus will respond 24-hours a day to emergency fire and water services.