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It doesn’t matter where you live, but storms can happen unexpectedly and escalate quickly. You must take disaster preparedness into account to ensure your family’s safety. Taking safety measures ahead ensures you, your loved ones, and your belongings are all well-equipped to weather (pun intended) any dangerous environmental conditions.

For example, staying one step ahead of the storm with an electrical inspection means you’re ready when severe weather strikes. When it comes to issues like these, it is best to over-prepare than be caught off guard and feel helpless. To ascertain you strengthen your disaster preparations, take note of these tips that help keep everyone safe.

Stay Informed About Weather Conditions

Knowledge is power so stay learn more about the frequent weather disturbances that occur in your area. Find out if your zip code is prone to typhoons, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes. Make sure you are familiar with the following:

  • Susceptibility to flood

  • Safety procedures in place

  • How warnings are issued

  • Evacuation routes

  • Nearest shelters

Prepare backup devices for checking the weather in case of a power outage. Staying informed will help you understand the safety precautions to take and help your family prepare for any eventuality.

Get Back-Up Power Ready

You already have a lot to worry about when severe weather pummels your town. Don’t fret over a potential power outage by getting a backup generator. Your electrician can help you set this up so your family can be comfortable even if there is complete power loss. This means you can stay in a climate-controlled environment. You also don’t have to worry about food spoilage in case your fridge and freezer conk out. On top of that, consider investing in a whole-house surge protector to prevent your electronic devices from being damaged when a power surge occurs when power is finally restored.

Create Plans and Practice Them

You must create a safety plan for your family, with designated roles for each family member. Practice what you ought to do so everyone can be calm. Preparing and doing drills give you presence of mind amidst emergencies. In this way, everyone knows what to do and where to go in case something untoward happens. No need to panic!

Conduct a Home Safety Check

Take an honest assessment of your home and scout for weak points. Do your best to secure them before the weather turns nasty. For instance, if you inspect high winds, barricade your doors and windows. Watch out for tree branches and loose objects that can fly to damage your roof and electrical wires. If you think they can potentially sever transmission wires, call your electrical services provider.

Stock Up on Supplies

Instead of scrambling for groceries at the last minute, stock up canned food, first aid items, medicines, batteries, and clean water. Gather up maps, emergency contact numbers, and a whistle to attract attention. Keep your vital documents in a secure, dry place.

Get Ready for Disaster Recovery

After the storm, inspect for damages. Don’t take anything lightly because minor issues can lead to bigger, complex problems if left untreated. Call a licensed electrician for a safety inspection after severe weather for your peace of mind. If you encounter storm-damaged electrical devices, don’t attempt to fix them yourself to avoid electrical shock. We service many cities in Florida and Kentucky. Check out our locations here: Cape Coral, Clearwater, Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Pierce, Gainesville, Hialeah, Lexington and Louisville.

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