Storms are an inconvenient, unavoidable truth. Storms happen, damage happens, and that’s simply the way it is. However, there are important precautions you can take that protect you, your family, AND your home.
We wanted to provide some tips and suggestions for protecting your family, as well as your home. Read on to learn several ways to prepare for the event of an emergency or natural disaster.
Pack an Emergency To-Go Kit
If you have to get on the move quickly, be sure to have necessary items packed and ready to go. Only you know exactly what you and your family will need, but suggested items include:
- Food and water for as long as you think you may be gone
- Cell phones and chargers
- First aid kit
- Flashlights and backup batteries
- Any other family-specific supplies
Apply Home Improvement Where Necessary
Get rid of that helpless feeling by installing storm shutters or hurricane straps to prevent damage to your home. Install a sump pump to prevent your basement from flooding.
Have a Plan
You have your emergency kit ready to go, but what else?
Each member of your family must know the meeting place if everyone must flee the home in a hurry. This should be somewhere relatively close by. Additionally, have a list of phone numbers of close family and friends that you may need to contact. This way, in the event of your cell phone dying, you will still have access to those contacts if you need to use another phone.
Don’t forget to practice the escape plan as well.
Remove Things from Your Yard that Could Be Picked Up by High Winds
Whether it be downed tree limbs, a swing set, or a trampoline, if a high-wind storm is looming, you have to find a way to ensure they won’t be picked up and thrown by the wind. Damages can be extremely costly when object are lifted into your property or a neighbor’s.
In case of any damages to your home in a situation like this, however, you can save a lot of many when you call Home and Business Public Adjusters. We are the authority of public adjusters Media PA, and we fight for the best possible settlement for you and your family.