As this summer’s bizarre weather has taught us, everyone needs to know what to do to be prepared for major storms. Follow these simple safety tips to make sure that you and your family are safe if a major storm front should come your way.
Firstly, make sure you have enough emergency supplies stocked in your home to last at least three days. This includes a medical kit, food that doesn’t need to be cooked, extra blankets, batteries and a radio-operated communication device.
Double-check that storm gutters and your window sills are cleaned out and can move a lot of water quickly. They will be a major line of defense during the heavy rainfall that accompanies these kind of storms.
Does your home use natural gas or propane? Contact your provider and get informed about how to turn off the gas in a storm situation.
Be vigilant with your yard work! Always trim tree branches away from your home and cut all dead or weak branches on any trees that are surrounding your home. You will save yourself from a lot of damage if this is maintained.