Weathering the Storm with SERVPRO
Storm season brings with it the awe-inspiring power of nature. While it's essential to appreciate the beauty of storms, it's equally important to prioritize safety. By understanding and implementing precautionary measures, you can ensure the well-being of yourself, your loved ones, and your home. Here are some valuable tips and guidelines to stay safe during storm season.
- Avoid Electrical Hazards:
During storms, power outages and electrical hazards are common. Unplug electronic devices and appliances to protect them from power surges when lightning is nearby. Never use electrical equipment or touch outlets if you are standing in water or if they are wet. It's also advisable to avoid using corded phones during storms and opt for cell phones instead.
- Stay Away from Water:
When heavy rain accompanies a storm, flash floods become a significant concern. Avoid walking or driving through flooded areas, as even shallow water can be deceivingly powerful. Swiftly moving water can sweep away vehicles and pose a serious risk to pedestrians. Remember: Turn Around, Don't Drown.
- Practice Lightning Safety:
Lightning poses a significant threat during storms. If you're outdoors and hear thunder, seek shelter immediately in a sturdy building or a fully enclosed metal vehicle. Avoid open spaces, high ground, tall objects, and bodies of water. Wait at least 30 minutes after the last thunderclap before resuming outdoor activities.
By following these essential safety guidelines, you can minimize the risks associated with storm season and protect yourself, your loved ones, and your property. Remember to stay informed, create an emergency plan, secure your home, seek shelter during storms, and exercise caution around electrical hazards and floodwaters. Storm season may be awe-inspiring, but prioritizing safety ensures that you can fully appreciate the wonder and power of nature while keeping yourself out of harm's way. Stay safe, be prepared, and weather storms with SERVPRO. SERVPRO of Flagler County is here to help with your water damage and prevent any further damage from occurring. Call us at 386-447-2202 for 24/7 emergency services and a free estimate.