Are You Taking the Right Precautions During Severe Storms?
Severe weather can appear out of nowhere and usually sees a significant increase during the hotter months of the year. Knowing what to do when caught out by a severe storm can save your life. Severe weather may seem relatively safe, but danger can be lurking within.
Firstly, seek out shelter if you are caught outside during a storm. Rain and hail are always secondary concerns when you are caught outside during a severe storm. High wind speeds can pick up and throw around debris at incredibly dangerous speeds.
Second, if you are far from any known shelter the next best thing you can do is to locate a low point in the ground and take cover within. Using this helps to avoid any potential flying debris from severe weather or even tornadoes. Most injuries from severe weather are caused by blunt trauma from flying debris, so staying low or in shelter vastly decreases the chances of those types of injury!
Third, if a conventional shelter is out of the question then a vehicle is your next best option. Find somewhere to hunker down and take cover inside, preferably getting low to the floor.
Finally, stay up to date with severe weather within your region. Apps, radio stations, and television can all keep you updated on the severity of storms as they roll through.
Stay safe and remember, SERVPRO is always here to help!