Hurricane Season: Our Top Tips
As we inch closer to the beginning of September, we still have three more months of hurricane season ahead of us. This year, the Atlantic hurricane season officially ends on November 30th. For residential and commercial properties alike, preparing for hurricane season is frequently a complex process. Like the 2020 hurricane season, NOAA has forecasted another strong hurricane season for 2021 with a 60% chance that it will be an above-average season. Even though NOAA is not predicting that this hurricane season will outperform the 2020 hurricane season, preparing for the worst can be helpful in decreasing the risk of storm and water damage to your property. Keep reading to learn more about reducing the risk of storm damage to your commercial or residential property this hurricane season.
Hurricane Season Preparation Tips
Create a Hurricane Emergency Kit
Emergency kits can effectively prepare homes and businesses for hurricanes. These kits can include a wide variety of items, such as portable cell phone chargers, maps, and flashlights as well as water and food. More items can be found on Ready.gov. It may be beneficial to store emergency kits in multiple locations, including your home, car, and workplace. This ensures that no matter where you are when the storm rolls in, you can take comfort in knowing that you have access to emergency supplies.
Utilize Resources from FEMA
Multiple online hurricane planning resources for homes and businesses can be found on the United States’ Federal Emergency Management Agency, also known as FEMA. One such resource that provides critical information prior to and during a hurricane is the FEMA Mobile App. Updates from the National Weather Service, notifications about disaster recovery centers nearby, and general hurricane safety tips.
Experience Water Damage This Hurricane Season? You Know Who To Call
Hurricanes, like other major weather events, can be stressful, as it is often impossible to predict the scope of any property damage that you may experience. Here at SERVPRO, our team members are highly-skilled and experienced in Storm Damage Restoration and are prepared to help our customers to recover from any type of disaster. SERVPRO of Harrisburg West is also a member of SERVPRO’s Large Loss Disaster Recovery Team, which gives us access to a network of resources across the country. By giving us a call at (717) 510-6779 in the event that your residential or commercial property experiences hurricane damage this season, you can ensure that you will receive expert assistance. For more information about our storm-related services, check out our Commercial Storm Damage Restoration Services, as well as our Water & Storm Damage Tips pages.