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Spring Storms Can Be Alarming | SERVPRO of Westfield

3/1/2024 (Permalink)

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Spring has finally come around again, and with it the warmer temperatures and greener grass. The spring season can also come with some strong storms, including heavy thunderstorms, tornadoes and even early-season tropical systems.

As spring continues and the weather gets warmer, storms can become more and more severe. That combined with the start of hurricane season for our coastal neighbors means that we need to be prepared for anything.

Receiving weather alerts and staying informed ahead of situations is the best first step you can take in preparing your family and keeping everyone safe.

The Power of the Internet

None of us are ever far away from a phone or other screen, which makes them one of the best options for receiving weather alerts. You can receive Wireless Emergency Alerts that will happen automatically for a number of situations, and you can choose from a large number of apps as well.

As you look through apps to download, make sure you stick with trusted sources. Choose nationally recognized organizations, or go with a local news source. Many news stations offer their own apps, which can alert you to not only weather situations, but other local events as well. Make sure you sign up for the city notifications, too.

When an event is predicted, keep a close eye on the news. Watch the forecasts, and listen for potential evacuation orders and shelters opening so you know how to react as the situation continues.

Non-Electronic Options

It isn’t uncommon for even a small storm to knock out power long-term, which makes it important to have a backup source for receiving weather alerts. While we love staying connected with our devices, non-electronic options can ensure your safety when there is no way to recharge a battery.

If your home is near town sirens, get used to what they sound like so that you can safely shelter as needed. Consider investing in a weather radio as well. NOAA weather radios are portable and self-powered through a hand-crank or solar-power. These can run long-term regardless of electricity and can go with you when you need shelter or if you head out to check on your home in between storms.

When you are able to receive timely notification you can seek shelter and protect your life, but it may not stop damage from occurring to your home. If a storm rolls through town and leaves behind damage, call us. We are available around the clock to get things put back together fast so you can get back to normal.

Serious storms can cause serious property damage. Call SERVPRO® 247 for immediate restoration assistance.

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