2022 Hurricane Prep
With just 49 days before the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, we would like to share hurricane preparedness tips from our friends at the American Red Cross.
Evacuating or "Riding it Through"
Heeding warnings from local authorities is extremely important. If an evacuation mandate is in effect, go right away. Pack items that you and your family may need with the idea that you could be away from your home for at least one month. It's best to have an idea of what this is or even pack it in advance (medical supplies, identification, emergency items like water, food, blankets, etc. and many more. It's also important to follow local evacuation routes as it is likely that back roads or short cuts may be blocked off, redirecting you to the evacuation route. And finally, check with local authorities for shelters if unable to move far enough outside of the projected path of the storm.
Some times, evacuation mandates are not always issued. This is the case if the expected damage does not warrant a complete evacuation. If this is the case, you must decide the best course for you and your family. Even when an evacuation is not warranted, it could be very uncomfortable with an extended lack of power and likely potential of property damage that even a Category 1 or 2 Hurricane may cause. If you still choose to stay at home, it is important to determine the best place to shelter in the face of flooding or high winds. An interior room without windows or doors is usually the best option. Even if your home may not be prone to flooding, make sure you have the ability to move to higher ground before flooding begins. With rising sea levels, the risk of flooding has increased even in areas not prone to flooding.
Here to Help.
If you suffer water, wind, or flood damage as a result of a hurricane or tropical storm, remember we are Here to Help. Our team of experts are IICRC trained in remediating damage caused by storms. As a local company with national resources, all of us at SERVPRO of Baldwin County are members of your community and have a vested interest in restoring the homes and businesses impacted by storm damage. By choosing SERVPRO, you can rest assured that your property is in good hands.