Are you prepared for severe weather?
In the Ozarks severe weather comes in many forms; in the spring it mostly comes in the form of tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flooding. While storms vary it’s important to be prepared for any of these forms of severe weather. It’s a good idea to have some basic supplies and some preparation done ahead of time. Make sure everyone in your home knows the designated place to shelter. Have a plan to get out of the house in case of emergency, make sure each family members know the best way to get out of the home. Have a designated place to meet when it is safe to go outside.
Create an emergency kit.
- Flashlights and batteries.
- Emergency Radio or NOAA weather radio
- Personal Sanitation products
- First Aid kit
- Plastic Tarps
- Gloves and Masks
- Extra clothing and blanket
- Tools to shut off utilities
- Battery pack chargers for your cell phones.
10.You should have an emergency supply of food. Enough food for each family for at least 3 days and one gallon of water per day per family member.
Before a storm hits take some time to secure loose items around the house that can fly away. Items like trash cans, lawn furniture, grills, and flowerpots. If you have a generator, check to make sure it is in good working order. Hopefully you never need to access these items but if you ever do, it being prepared will be a huge help to your family.
Once the storm is over if your home has suffered storm damage, you may always reach out to SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson, we have the man power and resources you will need to get your home back to normal. Call us at 417-724-0084.