Tips For Before And After The Storm
Storm Damage in Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas
Storms sometimes strike unexpectedly. Make sure your family and your home are ready for the next storm. Here are some tips from the National Weather Service on preparing for a storm.
Check the forecast regularly to see if you’re at risk for severe thunderstorms. Listen to local news or a NOAA Weather.
Radio to stay informed about watches and warnings. Preparation is key to staying safe and minimizing impacts.
Sign Up for Notifications
Know how your community sends warnings. Check media severe thunderstorm alerts available in your area.
Create a Communications Plan
Have a family plan that includes an emergency meeting place. Pick a safe room in your home
such as a basement, storm cellar or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows.
Practice Your Plan
Conduct a family severe thunderstorm drill
regularly so everyone knows what to do if damaging wind or large hail is approaching.
Don’t forget pets.
Prepare Your Home
Keep trees trimmed near your house. If you
have time before severe weather hits, put away loose objects, close windows and doors, and move valuable objects inside or under a sturdy
Help Your Neighbor
Take CPR training so you can help if
someone is hurt during severe weather. Conduct a drill with elderly or disabled neighbors.
After The Storm
If your home or business has storm damage call the trained, certified experts, SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week (912)285-0724.