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According to SERVPRO, these are recommendations on what to do before a storm approaches

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage According to SERVPRO, these are recommendations on what to do before a storm approaches Storm and flood damage require specialized restoration techniques and equipment.

The experts at SERVPRO have issued the following guidelines on what homeowners and property managers can do to protect themselves BEFORE Kissimmee Storm Damage occurs:

  • Use wooden beams to reinforce garage doors.
  • In a clean bathtub, open the cold water spigot and fill until the maximum possible level. This can provide you vital drinking water for days in an emergency.
  • Take the car to the nearest station and fill up the tank with fuel.
  • Rehearse your storm evacuation plan with your family, and make sure that every family member knows multiple alternate routes to safety in case you get split up.
  • Head towards the nearest shelter in case you need to leave your home quickly.
  • Board up your windows and doors with 5/8-inch plywood or use tailored hurricane shutters.
  • Scour the outside of your property and pick up any items that could be lifted by the wind and hurled through windows or cause other Kissimmee storm damage.
  • Get your axe and take it to the attic. In case of severe flooding, you may need to break your way out through the roof.
  • Locate important personal documents such as wills, passports, birth certificates and Social Security cards, and store all of them in a secure, sealed, watertight container.
  • Obtain your pre-written inventory of all valuable household appliances, electronics, items, jewelry and property.
  • Evacuate your home immediately, if ordered to do so, and follow all commands.
  • If you are forced to flee your home, be sure to leave a note that says where you are planning to go.

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