Storms can be scary, but they don’t have to be. Although it’s impossible to predict exactly when or where a storm will strike, you can take steps ahead of time to minimize damage. This guide will help you prepare for storms so that if disaster strikes, your place is still standing strong and intact when the skies clear up again.
You can save yourself some trouble by being prepared for storms
If you’re not already prepared, it’s time to start thinking about how you can protect your home from storms. While it may seem like a good idea to wait until the last minute, this is actually more dangerous than being prepared early. If you have time before a storm hits, take advantage of it! Here are some tips for what steps you should take:
Prepare for the worst and hope for the best: Preparing for potential damage will help prevent unnecessary stress during an emergency situation–and who doesn’t want that?
Don’t wait until the last minute: It’s best to be as prepared as possible before any kind of storm hits so that if something does happen, there won’t be much panic involved in getting things back up and running again–and hopefully minimal damage done by nature itself!
Use a weather radio
You should also keep an eye on the weather and listen to your local radio station for updates. If there’s a storm warning in your area, make sure you know what’s going on. Listen to the radio for evacuation orders, safety tips and information about power outages or road closures that may affect your commute home.
Keep flashlights and batteries close at hand
A flashlight should be in a central location, so it’s not hard to find when you need it. Make sure the batteries are fresh and working well, and test them regularly. Keep extra batteries in a dry place that’s easy to access-the last thing you want is for your flashlight to run out of juice at the worst possible moment!
Build an emergency kit
· Build an emergency kit. This should include flashlights, batteries and a radio; food, water and first aid supplies; extra clothing (including shoes) for each family member; medications that are critical to your health or the health of others in your home.
· Keep it in a bag or box so you can grab it at a moment’s notice if you need to evacuate your home during bad weather conditions.
Know when and how to move your car
The first thing you can do to protect your car is to know when and how to move it. If there is a storm coming, pay attention to the weather forecast. If there is a possibility of severe winds or flooding, then it’s best not to leave your vehicle parked in an exposed area such as on the street or in front of your house.
If possible, move your car into an enclosed garage where it will be protected from falling trees and other debris that could damage it during high winds. If this isn’t possible because of limited parking space in front of your home (or if you live in an apartment building), park under a tree so that branches won’t fall onto the hood or roof of the car.
The most important way to protect your home from storm damage is to have a roof that can withstand high winds. Modern shingles and asphalt roofs are not made to survive the high winds associated with hurricanes and tropical storms. If you have a new roof, it may be able to hold up in a storm but only if it was installed properly. This means having all the nails driven into the roof deck in order for them to be securely fastened.
If you want to ensure that your home does not suffer any damage during a storm, then you should consider replacing your roof with a durable heritage roofing. Heritage roofs are made from natural materials such as clay tiles or slate tiles. These types of materials were used before modern shingles became popular and they continue to be used today because of their durability and strength against high winds.
Be prepared for power outages
You should be prepared for power outages. Have a battery-operated radio and flashlights close at hand, and make sure you have extra batteries. If you’re going to have a portable generator, make sure it’s ready to go when needed (and keep it outside). You’ll also want to have extra water and food on hand in case of emergency. Finally, make sure that you have enough cash on hand so that if there’s an unavoidable delay in getting supplies from the store or restaurant, we can buy them immediately without having to wait for our credit cards or debit cards to process through their system first!
We hope these tips have helped you to be prepared for the next storm. We know that it can be frustrating and stressful, but if you take care of yourself and your family beforehand, then it will make things much easier when it comes time to face a storm head on. Remember that there are many ways to protect yourself from damage–and sometimes all it takes is one simple step!