Take on Storms with Technology
With severe storms increasing in Dixie Alley, it is important to be ready at a moment’s notice! Storm technology has improved greatly over the years, especially in increasing the time we have to prepare. Technology has become a vital tool not only before a storm, but during and after as well. It allows us to stay informed on the progression of the storm and keep in communication with others. A few tips to help you be ready the next time a storm is on the horizon:
If you have enough warning time, charge the electronics you readily use to 100% in case of a power outage. Need a backup? Portable chargers and solar-powered chargers are great resources.
Track the Storm
Get the most up-to-date information by following agencies such as FEMA, local news channels and governments, as well as your local weatherman/weatherwoman. Facebook and Twitter are great social media platforms for this.
Mark Yourself Safe
The Safety Check feature on Facebook is a great tool to use to let friends and family know that you are safe during an emergency event or disaster. Facebook will even prompt/notify you to use this feature if you are located in an affected area at that time. You can also utilize the Safe & Well feature on The American Red Cross site.
Have a Plan in Place
SERVPRO® of South Madison County is proud to offer The SERVPRO® Ready Plan, a free tool for both residential and commercial properties. With this plan, you create an Emergency READY Profile, which helps minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your home or business. Put help in the palm of your hand with the Ready Plan App. Create one today at ready.SERVPRO.com. Need help in developing the plan for your property or business? Call us at 256-533-5335.