Cleveland OH (PRWEB) February 06, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration services in the United States, is endorsing the various Severe Weather Preparedness Weeks that several states including Mississippi, Ohio, Georgia, and Alabama are observing over the coming month. With severe weather season just a couple of months away, the time for residents to make adequate preparation is now.
Many states have chosen to conduct Severe Weather Preparedness Weeks, through which to educate their citizens and urge them to take proactive steps to prevent injury or loss of life as a result of these major storms. Severe weather season is well known for strong thunderstorms, high winds, and damaging hail, and tornadoes often break out as a result of these intense weather systems, many times with devastating and deadly results.
Statistics show that tornado activity increases from the middle of February all the way through the month of April. With the peak season approaching, residents of tornado prone states are encouraged to remain aware and alert when it comes to weather forecasts and be adequately prepared.
Proper education and preparedness are seen as key to mitigating damage and injury, and every home should have a disaster plan in the event of severe weather. Being prepared ahead of time has been proven to save lives, and many states are emphasizing good education on the subject as a life saving measure.
Residents are advised to have a number of methods by which to receive important weather alerts. These would include a TV weather radio, or a phone based system or mobile app. Code RED is just one of the systems available for this service.
The National Weather Service also provides for severe weather and tornado warnings, and may exercise those options occasionally in the form of a drill using the well know Emergency Alert System. Schools, government agencies, and businesses are encouraged to take part in order to become familiar with the safety protocols that are enacted during a tornado or similar event.
Residents in those areas prone to severe storms are also advised to have an emergency kit available for a number of different scenarios. This kit should include flashlights and portable radios with extra batteries, drinking water and non perishable food items to support a stay of three days or more without power, first aid, medications, important documents and cash, bedding, clothing, and rainwear, as well as sanitary supplies, toiletries, and possible a generator for backup power.
For more threatening situations, an evacuation plan should be in place, complete with a planned destination and an out of state contact to be able to call and let them know that everyone is okay. All family members should be familiar with this plan.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of severe weather and flood damage repair and restoration in the country, with providers in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.