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Storm Preparation and Water Damage Prevention

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

Preparing yourself for storms and other meteorological disasters can prevent damage that could
otherwise be devastating. Here, we’ll provide you with a few important and easy steps that you
can take to keep your home and yourself safe during a storm.

Although its difficult to know when a thunderstorm is going to hit, and when it will lead to
power outages and flooding, but there are a few items that you can keep stored away in case of
Keep and maintain an emergency kit
FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends having the following supplies
in case of emergency:
? Water (one gallon per person, per day)
? Food
? A Flashlight
? A battery-powered or hand-crank radio (FEMA recommends a NOAA Weather Radio)
? Extra batteries
? A first aid kid
? A seven-day supply of medication
? Sanitation and personal hygiene items
? Personal Documents
? A cell phone + charger
? Emergency contact information
? Extra cash
? Extra fuel (for both generator and car)
Avoiding Disaster
Once the storm has hit, there are a few steps you can take to keep you and your loved ones safe:
? Unplug electronics before the storm
? Stay inside and secure windows and doors as best as possible
? Avoid any electronics that use cords
? Avoid metal objects, such as plumbing fixtures, that could conduct electricity
? Keep pets indoors after the storm
? Avoid areas near downed power lines
When storm damage hits, whether its water or fire damage, you’ll want the top professionals
there to help. At SERVPRO, we’re available for emergency services every hour, every day of the

week with expertly trained team members and the best possible equipment for the job. At
SERVPRO of Northbrook / Wheeling / Glencoe, we’re ready to come out and return your home
to how it was before the storm, “Like it never even happened.” ®

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