Storms happen no matter where you live. Some can be the same routine storms we get every year, but sometimes we can get dangerous ones that cause serious issues. You should always be prepared for when a big storm hits. Here are some tips on how to do just that.
-Keep a battery powered radio with new batteries in your home. If the electricity goes out you want to be able to tune into the radio stations to get updates.
-Every floor of your home should have an accessible flashlight. Make sure to also keep keep fresh/extra batteries with the flashlights.
-Always keep a supply of candles for power outages.
-If living in a frequent storm area take extra precaution when it comes to your roof. Nail down or use adhesive on shingles to keep the shingles from blowing off or turning.
-Trees can be a big threat during a storm even healthy trees. Cut them back if necessary to avoid damage to your house if it were to fall.
-If you live in a hurricane prone area never leave the home during the storm. Always remember to seek high ground if flooding occurs.
-When warnings of a major storm arise you should always close shutters, board windows, or tape the inside of larger panes with an X. This will try and give the windows extra strength not to crack.
-Tornado's are opposite when it comes to the windows. You should leave windows slightly open if there is a tornado threat.
-The best shelter for a tornado is under ground. The basement can work, but you should stay away from gas pipes, and sewage pipes.