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Tips on Preparing for Storms in Lakeland

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

Storm warning sign with storm clouds in the background Be prepared before the storm arrives!

When storms are brewing, we may not think destruction is headed our way but sometimes the inevitable happens in Polk County. While storms can be beautiful, they can turn deadly in just moments. Being prepared will help minimize harm to people and bring less damage to your property. If you find yourself in the aftermath of a storm, let SERVPRO of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands turn your chaos back to normal.

A few ways to prepare for a storm with strong winds are:

  • Have a flashlight readily available in case of a power outage
  • Board up windows and doors ahead of time, if possible
  • Secure loose items
  • Have an emergency kit ready including non-perishable foods and water
  • Make a plan ahead of time so your family will know what to do

    Your local meteorologists will monitor the weather conditions in your area keeping you informed on what type of storm is happening. A Storm Watch indicates they are watching for formations of specific types (flooding, severe thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes, etc.)  A Storm Warning means there are property and life-threatening conditions occurring so you should take precautions.

    Once the storm has subsided, please continue to be careful walking about your structure as there could be loose debris, and compromised structures, etc. Wear boots, and gloves to help protect yourself but above all call the professionals at SERVPRO of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands to make your loss “Like it never even happened.”

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