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What to do before, during, and after a storm hits

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

Stormy sky Dark skies can be daunting, especially if high winds and/or flash flooding is in the forecast.

The weather in Texas can be unpredictable but with a few safety measures before, during, and after a storm you can take take measures to stay safe and minimize damage. 

Severe storm is in the forecast

  • Check local weather reports and broadcasts for hourly updates
  • Check for and clear blockages in your drainage pipes to prevent a house or property flood
  • Remove or secure any exposed wiring or electrical cords and hazards that could cause a slip and fall
  • Consider keeping and emergency preparedness kit on hand     

During the storm

  • Don't use candles for lighting, as this causes a fire risk     
  • Stay away from windows and doors or go to a secure shelter  
  • Stay tuned to emergency weather updates

The storm is over     

  • Check floors and surfaces for water damage 
  • If you find evidence of water damage, mop and blot any standing water       
  • In the warmer months, turn the AC on to help with drying    
  • Remove any loose item to dry ground and wipe down
  • Call SERVPRO of East Dallas as soon as possible to minimize damage

Stay safe!

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