SERVPRO is Storm Ready
Severe weather can happen any time, anywhere.
Each year, Americans cope with an average of the following intense storms:
10,000 severe thunderstorms
5,000 floods or flash floods
2 landfalling deadly hurricanes
Approximately 98% of all nationally declared disasters are weather-related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $15 billion in damage. * Knowing your risk of severe weather, taking action and being an example are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared to save your life and assist in saving the lives of others.
Know Your Risk.
The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the type
of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you, your business and your family. Check the weather forecast regularly, obtain a NOAA Weather Radio, and learn about Wireless Emergency Alerts. Severe weather comes in many forms and your shelter plan should include all types of local hazards.
Take the next step in severe weather preparedness by creating a communications plan for your home and business. Put together
or purchase an emergency kit. Keep important papers and valuables in a safe place.
Be an Example.
Once you have taken action to prepare for severe weather, share your story with co-workers and family and friends on Facebook or Twitter. Your preparedness story will inspire others to do the same.
Build An Emergency Supply Kit
Water (one gallon per person per day)
Food (non-perishable 3-day supply)
Manual can opener
• Battery operated radio, preferably a NOAA Weather Radio • Flashlight and extra batteries
• First aid kit
• Whistle to signal for help
• Dust masks or bandanas
• Plastic sheeting, garbage bags and duct tape
• Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
• Hygiene items
• Important documents; copies of insurance policies, identification and
bank account information
• Fire extinguisher
• Matches in a waterproof container
Contact SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm for more readiness tips and tools, including SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile® (ERP). Having an ERP in place for your facility can help minimize business interruption in
the event of a disaster.
Contact SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm anytime around the clock at
972-668-3117 if you find your home or business damaged by water, fire or even mold. Our restoration professionals will work to make it, “Like it never even happened.®”
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