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Simple Tips to Keep Ahead of Summertime Storms

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Summertime in Kentucky brings fun, sun and lots of time on the lake but it can also bring some pretty strong storms. Here at SERVPRO of Marion, Adair & Russell Counties we want to make sure you stay prepared for these storms so you can keep your family safe. 

Before the Storm

  • Build an emergency supply kit and make sure you have a communication plan.
  • Unplug any electronic equipment.
  • Secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage.
  • If you are outdoors, get inside a building, home or hard top vehicle. 
  • Shutter windows and secure outside doors. If shutters are not available, close window blinds, shades or curtains.

During the Storm

  • Use your battery-operated NOAA Weather Radio for updates.
  • Avoid contact with corded phones. Cordless/cellular phones are safe to use but it's a good idea to store a battery-operated phone charger in case power is out for a while.
  • Avoid contact with electrical equipment or cords.
  • Stay away from windows and doors.
  • Unplug appliances and electrical items, like computers. Power surges from lightning can cause serious damage.
  • Avoid contact with plumbing. Plumbing and bathroom fixtures can conduct electricity.

After the Storm

  • Never drive through a flooded roadway.
  • Stay away from storm-damaged areas to keep from putting yourself at risk from the effects of severe thunderstorms.
  • Stay away from downed power lines and report them immediately.

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