Homes in low lying areas will be at greater risk for damage than homes on higher ground,
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) September 10, 2012
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage restoration service in the United States, is offering tips to homeowners in hurricane prone areas on making proper preparations before the next major storm takes aim at the US mainland.
For starters, it is important to have an evacuation plan. Major storms almost always generated mandatory evacuation orders, which means that hundreds of thousands of local residents will be jamming major roadways and thoroughfares trying to get out of the storm’s path.
Homes in low lying areas will be at greater risk for damage than homes on higher ground, and as such those residents will be asked to leave sooner and more often. If it hasn’t been done already, residents in these low lying areas should learn which evacuation zone they are in and under what circumstances they should begin the evacuation process.
Several evacuation routes should be planned out, since hurricanes may strike from different directions. Having a contingency plan for all angles of attack is a good way to make sure that residents are able to get out of harm’s way. These preplanned routes may also help navigate around heavy traffic jams and other congested areas.
Residents should also make note of the location of hotels, gas stations, and storm shelters for worst case scenarios such as being caught in the midst of the storm.
All vehicles should be tuned up and ready for use, with full tanks of gas, fluids topped off, and tire pressures checked. A full gas can is also recommended just in case the vehicle runs out during the evacuation process.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers in restoration service, with contractors in 30 states and more being added very month. They are available 24/7 and all work is backed by a comprehensive warranty.