Do you know the proper steps to take during a severe storm?
Storms have the ability to appear out of the blue, especially during the summer months, that said it is important that you and your families understand the proper steps to take when a severe storm rolls in that could potentially become dangerous.
Firstly, if you are not home seek out sturdy shelter. Rain and hail are secondary concerns when dealing with large storms because once the winds pick up they flying debris becomes much more common / dangerous.
Secondly, if you are unable to find shelter and are caught out try to find a low point along the ground. Taking cover this way will help avoid potential flying debris, winds, lightning, and even tornadoes. One of the best things you can do if you are caught out with a tornado baring down on your is to find a deep ditch and curl up in it, focusing protection to your head and face.
Third, if you can't find conventional shelter a vehicle will do, the most important thing is to find somewhere to hunker down and take cover.
Lastly, be sure to stay updated on the severity of the storm via your radio, phone, or television.
Stay safe and remember, SERVPRO is always here to help!