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Safeguard Yourself Against Severe Storms | SERVPRO® of Pulaski & Laurel Counties

5/19/2023 (Permalink)

 img src =”storm” alt = " a person going over their emergency supplies and checking it off on a list” > Severe weather can happen anytime. Make sure you're prepared and remember, SERVPRO of Pulaski & Laurel Counties is here to help when disaster strikes.

We are right in the heart of peak severe weather season in the Somerset area. Some of the most volatile weather passes through our community from March to June, though we all know that Kentucky weather is anything but predictable.

In order to keep your family safe from severe weather, it is important that you are prepared ahead of the weather warnings and projected forecast.

Our SERVPRO of Pulaski & Laurel Counties team explains how to get ready now before the next severe storm hits, so read on to learn how to prepare yourself.

Have a Plan in Place

Have you ever heard that the best offense is a good defense? That applies to preparing for severe weather, too!

You should discuss your family’s emergency plan regularly and communicate where you should go and what you should do during a weather warning. Pick the lowest and most interior room in your home as the location that you will shelter, or explain how to get to your underground storm shelter quickly.

You should also take the time to update your emergency contacts and your family’s contacts so that in the event that you get separated, you can easily connect with one another.

Finally, you should ensure that your alert systems are ready to go. You should have at least two reliable ways of receiving weather alerts with one of them not being dependent on electricity in order to work.

Prep Your Space

In your safe shelter location, you should have an emergency kit that is stocked with whatever you would need to live safely for a couple of days in a disaster situation. Pack a first-aid kit, batteries, flashlights, a battery-operated weather radio, ponchos and a three-day supply of food and safe drinking water.

Remember, while a lot of these items do have long shelf-lives, they can still expire. You should be going through your emergency kit each season to check for expiration dates and swap out anything that is old or compromised. Don’t forget to include food and water for your pets as well!

What to Do After the Storm

As you stay hunkered down in your home with your family, don’t go outside until you are sure the storm has passed. Once it is safe to do so, take a walk around your home and property to look for damage. If damage is discovered, call SERVPRO of Pulaski & Laurel Counties immediately.

We will arrive at your home quickly and will get to work securing the rest of your house to prevent more damage in the meantime. This can include laying tarps or boarding up windows and doors.

Then we’ll move on to the rest of the project! We can dry up water, remove debris, clean up messes, and sanitize your space. After that, we can address any necessary repairs to bring your home back to its preloss condition. Even though experiencing storm damage may be scary, our restoration team is here to ensure you experience a full recovery.

Storm damage is common at this time of year. Contact us at SERVPRO of Pulaski & Laurel Counties if your home suffers damage.

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