Storm Prep 101
As our previous blog posts have highlighted: the number one thing to do AFTER you experience storm damage at your Chester County home or business is call SERVPRO of North East Chester County! We are prepared with the knowledge and experience to guide you through the process; from keeping your insurance carrier informed, to the steps that we will take, to everything and anything we can do to get things back "Like it never even happened." But...
How Can You Safeguard Against Storm Damage & Be Prepared?
When anticipating a storm, it is a great idea to check that you have everything you may need once it hits. But a BETTER idea is to plan well ahead, before there is any storm on the horizon, so you have the presence of mind to make a checklist and have everything ready to go before panic sets in!
Obviously you want to secure windows, doors, outdoor belonging, and clear anything from your property that could be swept up and become a projectile. Here is a list of items that you may want to have on-hand in your "storm kit..."
Storm Kit Essentials:
- Battery powered flashlight
- Portable battery powered radio
- Extra batteries
- List of emergency phone numbers
- Prescriptions and essential medicines
- First aid kit
- Nonperishable emergency food
- Bottled water (1 gallon per person, per day)
- Non-electric can opener
- Disposable camera
- Credit cards and cash
- Change of clothing
- Sturdy shoes or boots
- Important papers, identification and bank information