You can never to be prepared!
Spring is Almost Here!
We all look forward to this time of year when spring is in the air. The only downside is spring and summer storms when the month of April has a history of bringing damaging storms. We want to offer tips on how to prepare for the uncertainty of Mother Nature.
According to the national weather service, the peak tornado season for Georgia is in April, but the majority of damaging storms fall between March and May. Since we are in the middle of storm season, SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt, and Grady and SERVPRO of Tifton has put together some steps to be prepared for any storm.
- Have an alert system in place – know who your local weather service provider is and download an app to follow the weather with alerts turned on and have a sheltered place inside of your home away from windows.
- Keep an emergency kit handy – Emergency kits should include first-aid supplies, enough drinking water for three days, and food that doesn’t need to be refrigerated or cooked. Also be sure to have several flashlights, a battery-powered radio, blankets, and extra batteries.
- Be sure your trees are properly trimmed; they can cause significant damage if airborne. In case of storm damage to your home.
- In case of damage to your home, be sure you have a proper inventory of your belongings and back it up with photos or video footage stored in your insurance company’s app, or a hard copy stored in a separate location.
In the event of any water or fire damage caused by a storm, SERVPRO offers an assortment of services to help people quickly recover and restore any damaged property. Within one hour of notifying the company of loss, property owners will be contacted by a representative in order to arrange service. Within four hours of the initial notification, a SERVPRO professional will be on-site to start the mitigation process. Exceptions may apply under certain conditions, such as a catastrophic event or a storm situation.