Are you prepared for severe weather damages?
Are you ready for Severe Weather?
Severe weather is unpredictable and SERVPRO® of Gwinnett County South wants you to be safe no matter the season! Below are some severe weather readiness tips to help guide you, no matter what type of disaster you may encounter.
Weather Radios: Weather radios are the most reliable way to receive notifications of severe weather in your area. Although cellular phones, weather apps, social media as well as wireless emergency alerts (WEA’s) are what the majority of us depend on to keep informed, the truth is those devices can have their limitations during severe weather and can be interrupted. Mobile devices rely on towers and those towers can be damaged and cease to function during severe weather. A weather radio, WITH CHARGED BATTERIES, is the most reliable way to be informed of severe weather. Be sure to properly program your weather radio so you only receive the alerts you want for the counties you want.
Emergency Supply Kit: Having an emergency kit can be a life saver. Most emergency management agencies recommend supplies for up to three days. The following is a list you can use as a guideline:
Water – 1 gallon per person per day
Food – non-perishable
Manual can opener
Battery operated radio, preferably a weather radio
Extra batteries for radio and flashlight
First Aid kit
Whistle to signal help
Plastic sheeting, garbage bags, and duct tape
Wrench or other tools to shut off utilities
Important documents. (Copy of insurance policy, bank account info, identification, etc.)
Matches in waterproof case
Make family plan: Make sure all members in the household are aware where they are to go in the event of severe weather. If for some reason the family is separated in the event of a severe storm, have a meeting place established as to aid in finding each other amidst devastation.
Call SERVPRO® of Gwinnett County South 770-448-5782. We are here to help!