SERVPRO® of Chesapeake North Suggests Action Before a Storm Arrives
SERVPRO® of Chesapeake North wants Virginia Residents to be Storm Ready
Protect Your Family Before the Storm
As we advance in the hurricane season on the Atlantic coast, SERVPRO® of Chesapeake North encourages everyone to remember the importance of disaster preparedness. The key to disaster preparedness is having an emergency plan in place before the disaster hits. Acting with a few simple steps can make the difference in protecting and keeping your family safe and protecting your property from weather related damage.
Stay Informed. Know your flood zone for your property and your neighborhood and know the evacuation route should your evacuation become necessary. Listen to your local news and authorities for direction.
Make a Family Emergency Plan. Disaster may not strike when you and your family are together at home. Plan now for a meeting place and how you will contact each other. Visit ready.gov to access a Family Emergency Plan template to help with your planning.
Prepare your property. You may need to prepare your home for the impact of a storm or hurricane. Covering all your windows in your home will help to protect it. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows; however, the second-best option is to board up the windows with plywood. Tape will not prevent your windows from breaking. Trim your trees and bushes that are around your home and clear any debris from rain spouts and gutters. Secure outdoor furniture, trash receptacles, decorations and anything else not secured and can become projectile.
Establish a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for Your Business. SERVPRO® developed the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Program to help business owners create an Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) for their facility, at no charge. The business owner works with us to compartmentalize relevant building and emergency contact info to access when an emergency strikes.