Be Storm Ready for a Big Strom..
Severe weather can happen any time and anywhere day or night. Americans cope with an average of the following intense storms:
- 10,000 severe thunderstorms
- 5,000 floods or flash floods
- 2 land falling deadly hurricans
- 1,000 tornadoes
Approximately 98 percent of all presidentially declared disasters are weather-related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $15 Billion in damages.
Here are 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 is to understand the types of 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 Action - Take the next step in severe weather preparedness by creating a plan for your home or 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.
- Be Storm Ready for a Big Strom.. Call SERVPRO of Tracy on 209-834-0200