Nobody wants to think that a hurricane will happen in his or her community, but in certain parts of the country, such a disaster is very possible. A hurricane is very scary, and you need to know how to stay safe and unharmed should one occur.
We at ServiceMaster DSI are part of ServiceMaster Recovery Management (SRM), a national network that responds to large disasters. We know what it’s like to handle the dangers of massive, damaging hurricanes. And while we most likely won’t get a hurricane in Missouri, a strong Midwestern thunderstorm can cause havoc, too. Whether it’s a hurricane or a drenching thunderstorm, our water damage restoration capabilities can handle the task.
The following guidelines are some basic hurricane preparation and response suggestions that you should follow, even in Nixa, MO.
BEFORE THE HURRICANE
Have a disaster kit ready. Fill it with extra cash, medicine, blankets, and more. Keep this kit where you can get to it quickly and easily. In other words, the very back of the attic is a bad place to keep it.
Clear furniture and debris from your yard. Toys, tables, and so on should be taken away so they don’t blow around and hurt someone.
Know where you’ll go for cover. Will you go to a shelter or drive hours away to stay with relatives? Also, know where your pets can stay.
DURING THE HURRICANE
If possible, go to a shelter.
AFTER THE HURRICANE
Wait until it’s safe to go outside.
Check for people who or pets that might be trapped, but don’t do so if this puts you in danger.
At this point, don’t worry about water damage restoration or biohazard cleanup should water get into your home as a result of the storm or hurricane.
Call ServiceMaster DSI of Nixa, MO, for reliable water damage restoration assistance that keeps your satisfaction at the forefront. You can reach us at (417) 895-9685 or go to our website for more information.