SERVPRO Tips for After the Storm
Unfortunately the problems that come with a Storm Emergency event are not over when the storm has passed through. There are still dangers and emergencies immediately following the storm that require safety precautions.
SERVPRO of Chico-Lake Almanor has generated a list of how to stay safe after the storm.
1) Stay away from fallen or damaged powerlines and encourage others to do the same.
**Be alert to the possibility that tree limbs or debris could be hiding an electrical hazard. Treat all fallen power lines as being energized and dangerous. The same goes for the materials around these power lines. Treat any debris, branches, or items around a fallen power line as being a hazard. Avoid at all cost.**
2) Make sure to have a proper Storm Safety Kit on hand with the essentials.
**It cannot be predicted how long you may be trapped in a certain building or situation. It is important to have the needed essentials in your safety kit. **
(Take a look at our previous blog post for Safety Kit Tips!!)
3) Stay inside and dress in warm layered clothing to avoid illness.
**Roads may be flooded or blocked so emergency personnel may not be able to respond to you right away. Stay safe and take care of yourself**
4) Stuff towels and rags underneath doors to keep the heat inside.
5) Only use a generator if you are aware on how to use it safely.
**After a power outage, the power can be returned in spokes. Keep yourself and your electronics safe by keeping them unplugged. Leave one light on to indicate that power has been restored and then slowly turn on your other appliances one at a time.**
Storms are not uncommon for this area so these safety tips are useful to everyone! Not just homeowners and business owners.
Should your home be affected by storm damages know that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to help day or night. We are a 24 hour, Emergency Service, Full Service Restoration company ready to help you.
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