Preparing for Severe Weather
Starting a Severe Weather Preparedness Plan
It is time to start planning for the severe weather here in Maine. Although it is tough to predict the incoming weather, we always encourage having an emergency plan in place. Keeping your valued home and/or business protected is crucial. Here a few tips to be prepared for severe weather:
- Create a Communications Plan. Everyone residing at the home or working at the business should be aware of an emergency plan if something were to happen. It’ll be important to have a communications plan to map out what to do in case someone is out. Don’t forget to think about any animals or pets to ensure someone is in the charge of helping them get to safety as well.
- Prepare the home or business as much as possible. Reduce any chances of preventable damages. Cut back any dead or loose tree limbs. Secure patio furniture and any other potential projectiles. Having prepared a generator for the home or business can help maintain operations longer.
- Make sure emergency kits are stocked. Emergency kits can come in handy during and after a storm or power outage. Ensure the kits are packed and stocked with supplies. Ensuring there is enough food and water, medical supplies can become vital in times of a storm.
- Consider keeping up to date with weather. Although many of us use our phones and the internet for weather updates, it’s advised to obtain a weather radio. In times of severe weather which causes power outage. You will want to ensure a back up telecommunications device in case your phone dies.
At SERVPRO of Biddeford-Saco and the Sebago Lakes Region we are committed to being there 24 hours 7 days a week for our customers and through any storm. We dedicated our business to serving you and any unfortunate disasters that arise.