What to do during storm – Safety Tips
It is not uncommon to hear about the dangers caused by the snow and severe cold of winter storms. Comparatively, summer storms receive relatively little attention. However, the thunder, lightning, and strong winds that often accompany Fort Worth summer storms can pose a serious safety risk. Use these summer storm safety tips from AA All Services to protect yourself and your home when a thunder storm strikes.
Have the Right Supplies
One of the most important summer storm safety tips is to keep a kit with emergency supplies on hand. The kit should include flashlights and halogen lanterns in case of a power outage, as well as enough food, water, and essential medication to last about 48 hours. Summer storms rarely trap people in their homes, but heavy rain can wash out roads and bridges, making it hard to get to a store and restock.
Keep Up With Maintenance
A good deal of summer storm safety is also preventative. Check the roof at the beginning of storm season and nail down any loose shingles. Keep an eye on trees around the house. Cut back overhanging branches and consider removing old trees entirely. Get a qualified electrician to check up on your electrical system to ensure that it is protected against surges.
Avoid Going Out in Storms
Lighting is not the only danger that comes with summer storms. Strong winds and large hail can also cause injury or property damage. Whenever possible, it is best to stay inside when a storm is approaching, and avoid going out in it entirely. Most summer storms are over fairly quickly, so simply wait inside for it to blow over. If you are driving, you may want to consider pulling over if you can do so safely.
By following these summer storm safety tips, you and your family can be better prepared in the event that a routine storm turns dangerous. For help preparing your home for power surges caused by summer storms call AA All Services at 817-735-4800.