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Is Your Family Storm Ready?

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

Rain can quickly turn into several inches of flood waters in the Triangle NC area. Have an emergency plan ready.

An excessive amount of rainfall from storms can wreak havoc on North Raleigh, and Wake Forest North Carolina homeowners. The rainfall is already 3.42 inches above normal since the start of hurricane and tropical storm season.

It is advised to do a checkup of your home to make sure it is protected. While prevention is the best way to handle a possible storm for your home, preparedness is the best way to protect those who live in your home.

Have a plan to meet at a designated area if everyone of your household is not together when the storm hits. If you have a pet, have a plan to care for them and include food for them in your disaster supply kit.

Evacuation Routes

Know where to go in case of an evacuation. Evacuation routes vary depending on the type of natural disaster. Therefore, there is not a predetermined route. ReadyWake! is Wake County’s official website to alert residents of which evacuation route to take when necessary. When storm alerts begin, it is a good time to fill up your gas tank and go to the ATM to withdraw cash. This way you are prepared to evacuate if necessary.

If you are unable to evacuate stay indoors on the lowest level away from windows and glass doors.

Disaster Preparedness Kits

Have a disaster supply kit ready in case of emergency evacuation. This kit should include several flashlights, batteries, (including back up power supplies for personal electronics such as mobile phones) cash, meds, and first aid supplies. Copies of important documents should also be included in case they are destroyed or you are unable to come back to your home for any length of time.

After a storm, you may have damage to your home. Your local SERVPRO® of North Raleigh & Wake Forest is faster to any-sized disaster any time of the day or night at 919-790-1222.

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