Plan Ahead for Severe Storms | SERVPRO® of Henderson/Boulder City
At the end of the day, no one wants to interact with severe storms. These storms can bring about severe lightning, rain and wind that can damage your home or even worse, you. Unfortunately, it’s likely you will encounter severe storm damage in your time as a homeowner since there are around 100,000 thunderstorms throughout the United States every year.
In December 2021, Henderson saw severe winds that impacted structures around Las Vegas. Storm wind even knocked over a traffic light pole on Green Valley Parkway between Sunset Road and Cedarhurst Circle.
Everyone knows there is nothing we can do to influence the weather, but we do have the ability to prepare for it in a number of ways, which we will address.
Your Severe Weather Communication Strategy
If you are dealing with severe weather, you want to make sure you have a reliable way to reach your family. You should be able to receive messages from authorities and look out for weather watches and warnings. This will help you know what to do next.
You should also keep both a cell phone and an NOAA weather radio on hand to make sure you’re caught up on the latest updates.
Lastly, you should have a communication strategy for your household, which establishes a safe spot in your home and a communication plan in case some household members are away from home when a storm strikes. Everyone should know how to check in and mark themselves as safe.
Your Severe Weather Emergency Kit
Make sure you have an emergency kit stashed away in your storm shelter area. It should have all the essentials you need for at least 72 hours of sheltering in place.
The kit should include nonperishable food, water, flashlights and batteries, first-aid supplies, and anything else you might need in the event of a prolonged storm.
Your Severe Weather Aftermath Checklist
Even when the storm is over, your work isn’t done yet. You need to look at your safety plan and evaluate its effectiveness. As you’re working through the plan with your household members, gather feedback on your communications, emergency kit and any other elements so that you’re even more prepared for the next storm.
After the storm, when it’s safe to do so, go around and check your home for any damage, paying close attention to your roof and seals around windows and doors where water damage is likely.
In the event there is any damage, you know who to call! SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City has restoration experts available 24⁄7 that will respond quickly so that you can get back in your home in no time.
If you discover storm damage to your home or business, you can count on SERVPRO to handle the restoration. We’re here 24⁄7 to spring into action—get in touch with us today.