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Severe SoCal Weather Subsides - Safety Tips & Tricks for Unexpected Natural Events

11/4/2019 (Permalink)

What To Do When Unexpected SoCal Weather Changes Occur 

While the inconsistent and at times dangerous weather patterns have subsided for now, the SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens staff likes to keep all in the community informed with regular safety tips and tricks. This information breaks down into the following areas:

  • Securing Your Home

When a natural weather phenomenon is expected, securing your home as much as possible is vital. This can be done by making sure an "X" is taped over each pane in the home. This will help reduce window cracking and add an extra layer of resistance in the event of debris hitting the home. If tape is not possible, securing the areas with a board up is recommended.

  • Access to Power

During a natural disaster, a dependable power source is highly unlikely. With this in mind our branch recommends keeping several battery powered devices in stock and easily accessible. One of these is a battery-powered radio which can be used to turn into local weather and safety stations. In addition, a flashlight is essential in many scenarios. It is vital to keep a supply of appropriate batteries for these instruments and replace them when necessary.

For more information, we recommend seeing a full list at the link here: https://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/home-diy/projects/storm-safety-tips.htm

In the event that restoration services are required on your home or business after a disaster, the SERVPRO of Cerritos/Hawaiian Gardens branch is here to help you!

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