After turning westward and sparing Tampa FL and the Republican National Convention, Isaac has set its sights on New Orleans,
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) August 28, 2012
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage restoration service in the country, is offering tips to property owners on proper preparation in advance of Hurricane Isaac, which is expected to make landfall sometime early Wednesday morning as a Category 1 or 2 storm.
Currently, Isaac remains a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico. After turning westward and sparing Tampa FL and the Republican National Convention, Isaac has set its sights on New Orleans, almost seven years to the day after the city was all but destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Isaac is expected to hit New Orleans almost dead on as a Category 2, or at the very least a Category 1 storm. The potency of the storm depends largely on how much time it spends over the warm waters of the Gulf.
For residents in the path of the storm, evacuation is strongly recommended. Riding out a hurricane is never a good idea and may put safety and physical health at considerable risk. Those in the path of this storm should leave immediately and head for secure locations out of harm’s way.
All residents should prepare a “go bag” for each family member, properly stocked with provisions to support a stay of several days to a week away from home. Go bags should be packed with clothes, non perishable food, bottled water, cash and important documents, a battery powered radio with extra batteries, flashlight, blankets, flares, and first aid supplies.
Loose items outside the home should be secured, with plywood or storm shutters over all windows and doors, and lawn furniture and trash cans anchored down. Items such as this may become airborne missiles when propelled by hurricane force winds.
Electricity and gas should be shut off at the source before evacuation. This will make it much easier and safer to come back home to once the storm has passed.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage service in the country, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.