Storm Damage Restoration in Tampa
The arrival of spring brings with it longer days and more sunshine, but spring also brings with it warmer weather which is sometimes unstable. This creates the threat of severe weather throughout Tampa. It is important that you are prepared for whatever severe weather comes our way.
Fluctuating temperatures that can go from warm to cold within hours cause the weather to change. That temperature change can result in extreme weather changes.
After studying natural catastrophe losses in the U.S., it was found that severe thunderstorms were the most common and produced some of the costliest results. Out of 50 events, there were 85 fatalities and an estimated total of $25.4 billion in overall losses. These storms can bring about flooding threats, high winds and even tornadoes given the right conditions.
There is no way to completely accurately predict the weather, forecasters have the tools available to them to at least give us an idea of the possibility of severe weather.
Advanced warnings, along with the right preparation, can greatly improve overall safety for your family. One recommendation is to download a local weather app on your phone and set it to alert you when severe weather is approaching.
Here are some things you can do to your home to prepare for the chance of severe weather:
Clear out your home’s gutters, drains and downspouts.
Trim trees of precarious limbs or branches that could break off in a storm.
Secure or store outdoor belongings if severe weather is in the forecast.
Having an emergency kit on hand is always advised. These kits should include the following:
Battery-operated flashlight and NOAA weather radio, with extra batteries
Emergency evacuation or shelter plans
Important personal info, like telephone numbers of neighbors, family and friends, insurance and property info, numbers for the utility companies, and medical info
A first-aid kit with things like non-latex gloves, adhesive bandages, tweezers, sterile gauze pads, aspirin packets, adhesive cloth tape and scissors
3–5 day supply of bottled water and nonperishable food
Personal hygiene items
Blankets or sleeping bag
Storm Damage Help in Tampa
If your home or business is damaged in a storm, you can depend on SERVPRO of West Tampa to get the cleanup and restoration process started fast. Call us 813-855-0888.