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Being Weather Alert and Prepared for Severe Storms | SERVPRO® of West El Paso

6/16/2020 (Permalink)

person on a white tablet using weather alert app If your home has been impacted by storm damage, SERVPRO of West El Paso will respond quickly to assist in any repairs.

While storms happen quite frequently across the globe, the dangers they can cause is something we should always be aware of. Storms that carry an electrical charge (characterized by thunder and lightning) can bring severe damages to areas in their pathway.

It is important that you are prepared ahead of time for severe storms by researching the definition of weather notices, obtaining emergency equipment and getting a reliable source of weather information to make sure you are always informed and as prepared as possible.

Research the Definition of Weather Notices

Paying attention to your local weather notices is always a good idea for staying informed, but when it comes to the alerts issued regarding severe weather, you should be certain you know what they mean. There is a difference between a watch and a warning, and reacting properly to each is a key part of staying safe. Watches mean to stay alert and tuned in, as the conditions are favorable for a storm to develop. When a warning is issued, you should seek cover immediately as there is a storm on the ground that is actively impacting the area.

Obtain Emergency Equipment

It is always a good idea to make sure you have emergency equipment in your home, especially if you may find yourself in the path of severe weather. Flashlights, extra power sources, nonperishable food and plenty of water are all good things to keep, in addition to a first-aid kit. These should be stored wherever your home’s safest area is—generally a spot away from windows with few external walls.

Get a Reliable Source of Weather Information

For most of us, we depend on our cell phones to keep us informed about nearly everything happening, but during a severe weather event, you should make sure you have another way to receive information. Cell phone reception can be knocked out, as can power, making phones less than reliable when it comes to getting pertinent updates. Consider keeping a weather radio in your emergency kit so you can always be informed.

If your home has been impacted by storm damage, we are here for you. You can contact us 247 to get a quick response to your home’s damages.

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