Tropical Storm Eta
Are you prepared for Storm Eta? With this tropical storm upon us it is time to be prepared. We are nearing the end of storm season, however there are still a few concerning weather patterns hovering out in the ocean. Here are a few things to expect and be prepared for as this storm closes in on our areas.
- Avoid walking or driving through flood waters. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and fast-moving water can sweep your vehicle away. Be extra careful when walking outside. Storm damage such as downed power lines and fallen debris could injure you.
- 6 hours before arrival. Close storm shutters if possible and stay away from windows. Flying glass from broken windows could injure you. Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open only when necessary. If you lose power, food will last longer.
- 6 to 12 hours before arrival. Turn on your TV/radio, or check your local government’s website frequently. You’ll get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions. Charge your phone. You’ll have a full battery if you lose power.
- 12 to 36 hours before arrival. Bring in outdoor furniture and other items that could blow away. These may become a safety hazard. Bookmark your local government’s website. This gives you quick access to storm updates and emergency instructions.
- 36 to 48 hours before arrival. Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit. Include a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
In the future as a storm is coming make sure that you are stocked up on all the necessities such as baby diapers, medicine, enough food and water for you, your family, and your pets. Also make sure that anything valuable is not plugged in at the time the storm hits, or if it is, make sure it is plugged into a surge protector.
If you or any neighbors are affected by the storm please reach out to us for remediation. We would be happy to come out and take a look for you!