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The Calm Before the Storm: Storm Preparedness

9/24/2020 (Permalink)

image of severe storm and lightning If you should need help before, during, or after a storm, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of North Columbiana County!

“The calm before the storm” refers to the peaceful period of time that comes just before a busier and more difficult one. It originates from a weather phenomenon that sometimes happens when there is a serene period that comes shortly before a storm hits.

You may have experienced this yourself before. You are outside and dark storm clouds fill the sky. Yet, things appear calm and tranquil. There is no rain or strong winds blowing, the air seems still and quiet.

Not long after, the wind blows in and the rain starts to fall. The peacefulness that was once there is now filled with rain, thunder, and wind.

SERVPRO of North Columbiana County is here to remind you to stay prepared for storms whenever they happen. You may want to start preparing before you notice the “calm” before a storm rolls in.

Here are some things you can do to make sure you have peace of mind, even when there is a big storm.

  • Trim trees and shrubs 
    • Trees close to your home can snap or uproot
    • High wind can turn branches into projectiles during the storm
  • Remove debris from your yard 
    • Bring in outdoor furniture
    • Lawn chairs, trampolines, pool supplies, etc can be turned into flying debris
  • Cover windows
    • This is necessary to guard against flying debris 
    • Plywood or professionally installed shutters are best
    • Taping windows does nothing to protect your home from wind!
  • Reinforce garage doors
    • This will prevent wind from entering and causing dangerous/expensive damage
  • Proper maintenance
    • Ensure that roofing materials, fencing, etc. are properly maintained and in good condition
    • This will allow them to be more resistant to wind damage
  • Clear clogged rain gutters and downspouts
    • This will help with the flow of water during heavy rainfall

If you should need help before, during, or after a storm, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of North Columbiana County! We are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can handle any size disaster. Let us help you make your home or business “Like it never even happened.”     (330) 556 4656

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