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Tips to Making It through the Storm

9/21/2022 (Permalink)

Tips to Making It through the Storm

It is not surprising that the storms all around the world are getting stronger and deadlier. A lot of it has to do with climate change. No matter the level and strength of the storm it is bound to leave some level of destruction in its way. So it is very important to know how you can stay strong during the storm and prevent any damage to your house. Let’s take a look at a few tips.

Stay Calm

The first thing you should do is to try and stay as calm as possible. This will not only help you clear your mind, but also see things more clearly and focus on the task at hand. It will prevent any rash decisions and allows you to be much more effective.

Trim off branches

Branches can easily damage big parts of your roof. It’s much better to have them off as soon as possible. You can use a chain saw or electric chainsaw for this job. In case you don’t have one at hand, a strong bladed knife will do the trick too. Just make sure to take your time and be careful not to hurt yourself in the process.

Protect entrances

You should do your best to protect the entrances of your house. This is so that you don’t get any damage from flying objects or debris. You can use sand bags for this or if you have enough, simply move some heavy items in front of the doors and windows.

Stay away from windows

Staying away from windows is a very important thing to do. This way you’re not exposing yourself to possible debris, broken glass and other objects that could cause you severe injuries.

Cover up windows

This is especially important if you live in areas where the house is exposed to strong winds. You should make sure that all windows are covered as good as possible with cloth or thick plastic sheets. This way the house is a lot more resistant to breaking in wind and flying debris.

Protect yourself

You should further protect yourself by wearing gloves, goggles and a long sleeve shirt. By doing this you at least don’t expose your skin to possible damage from broken glass or other sharp objects. You can also use some kind of mask so that you don’t breath in the dust and particles in the air.

Be Aware Of the Weather Updates

You should always try to stay up to date with the weather updates. This way you will know what kind of disaster is going on and how long it is expected that it will still last. That way you can better prepare yourself and have a plan in place on what you should do when things get worse during the storm.

Move the Furniture Away From the Windows and Doors

You should do whatever you can to protect larger and heavier items in the house. Especially when it comes to things near the doors and windows. Things like sofas, chairs, tables or any other heavy object can easily get damaged if they are near the windows so try to move them away from the windows and doors.

Take Before and After Pictures

It’s always very important to take pictures or make some kind of inside map of your house before the storm hits. That way you can better assess what damage might have happened after everything calms down again. If there are any damages insurance companies will need this information in order to reimburse you.

Know the Instructions Given By the Relevant Authorities

It is always important to know what the authorities are saying in its instructions. Never ignore them, even if you don’t think they are serious. This way you can make sure that you don’t do anything wrong or dangerous and be able to assess the situation better.

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