RestorationLocal.com Recommends Homeowners Have a Severe Weather Plan

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Severe weather doesn't forgive many mistakes. A water restoration provider offers tips on staying ahead of the game when it comes to keeping your family safe.

In many cases of severe weather, injuries or fatalities are avoided largely due to decisions that are made in the moments immediately preceding the storm or twister striking.

RestorationLocal.com, one of the leading providers of water restoration services in the country, is strongly recommending that homeowners have a severe weather preparedness plan in place. The recommendation comes in advance of the 2012 storm season, where severe rainstorms and tornadoes are expected in many areas of the country.

In many cases of severe weather, injuries or fatalities are avoided largely due to decisions that are made in the moments immediately preceding the storm or twister striking. Knowing where to go, what steps to take and, most importantly, what not to do, are instrumental in saving lives.

In the event of a severe weather occurrence, it is always advisable to take cover in one of the innermost rooms of the home, away from windows and doors. If the home isn’t that large, a tub in one of the bathrooms is the next best bet. Covering the head with pillows or blankets is also encouraged in order to protect against any flying debris. Obviously a full blown shelter would be the ideal choice, but barring that, “any port in a storm” takes on new meaning.

If there is access to football or bicycle helmets in the home, these are also recommended as they can provide much protection from serious or fatal head wounds.

Ideally, have a plan in place when severe weather warnings are issued, preferably one that includes the lowest level of your home, with blankets, pillows, food, bottled water and a battery powered radio (with extra batteries) to allow constant monitoring of rapidly changing weather conditions.

Also, periodic home drills should be performed to make sure everyone knows where to go and to determine how long it takes to get there.

When warnings are issued, residents should move to that safe place as rapidly as possible. In the event of a tornado, once the familiar “freight train” noise is heard, it may be too late.

Based in Cleveland OH, RestorationLocal.com is one of the premiere providers of water damage restoration services in the country, with partners in 30 states.

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