Rainfall throughout the summertime months is good for the earth, but heavy rains combined with thunder, lightning, and severe winds can result in damage to your property, as well as personal injury. Because of this, it is important to stay as safe as possible when bad weather strikes. Check out some tips from the team here at Unlimited Security below, then speak with us today about your security needs.
Before the stormy season begins, it’s always a good idea to stock up on canned goods (along with a can opener), bottled water, flashlights, batteries, first aid supplies, and other similar items. If the power goes out for a substantial amount of time, or if the weather gets bad enough to threaten the safety of your home, then these things will all benefit you greatly.
Along with this, be sure to keep an eye on the radar when traveling and check for updates if storm clouds seem to be approaching. Discuss a storm safety plan with your family to ensure everyone is prepared should the worst occur.
Keeping your tree branches trimmed will pay off in the event of a severe thunderstorm, as well. If a big, loose branch breaks over your home or vehicle, you could be looking at a lot of damage and your loved ones could be at risk of getting injured.
Seek Shelter Right Away
If a storm comes up unexpectedly and you find yourself outside, find shelter as quickly as possible. Get inside your home or enter a nearby school, library, business, or other types of establishment. Are you safely indoors? Then, be sure to steer clear of windows, as the glass can get hit and break, and avoid things that conduct electricity, such as wires and plumbing – your shower can wait!
If you do find yourself outdoors with no suitable shelter to seek, there are a few precautions you can take to stay as safe as possible. First of all, avoid poles, trees, and other tall objects, as these are known to attract lighting due to their height. You’ll want to get as low as possible, avoiding hills, mountains, and the like, for this same reason [https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2017/06/16/summer-storm-safety-what-you-should-know].
Bodies of water conduct electricity, so stay away from ponds, lakes, and rivers, as well as any types of wiring or metal. Finally, make yourself as small a target as possible. In other words, don’t lie flat on the ground to wait out the storm. In a group? Spread out, so that the risk of lightning traveling between people is minimized.
We Want To Help You
Concerned about accessing your security system in the event of a power outage? Looking for something that can detect flooding, leaks, and more after a big storm has occurred? Interested in discussing what happens with your security system once power is restored? Please reach out today. Here at Unlimited Security, we are all about equipping you with everything you need to feel safer in your own home. Call now, and we can get started.