What to Do When Severe Weather Becomes a Threat | SERVPRO of South Atlanta
Though severe weather is a common occurrence, it can always be a dangerous one. When the heat and humidity of a Georgia summer come together, it can quickly create the ideal fuel for a severe storm to develop—in many cases, in a very sudden and surprising way.
Even outside of the summer season, severe weather can occur anywhere and at any time, so it is vital to be prepared.
While some storms provide more warning than others, it is important to always know what to do when severe weather becomes a threat. That way, when the risk begins, you and your loved ones will know exactly what to do. Because these severe events can come about suddenly, it is best to prepare in advance so you never get caught off-guard by the threat of a storm.
How to React When Severe Weather Becomes a Threat
Stay tuned into local weather updates
One of the best things you can do in the event of severe weather is to stay informed about the current situation. Weather conditions can change rapidly, so it is best to find a trusted local source to tune into so you can stay aware of watches, warnings and other pertinent severe weather updates. Having two ways to get alerts, such as your cell phone and an NOAA weather radio, is also advised.
Have a sheltering plan in place
Because severe weather can come about quickly, do not wait until it is a threat to have a plan in place. Make sure you know where to seek shelter, both when you are at home or away from home, so you know what to do as soon as severe weather threatens your area.
Communicate with your loved ones
If you are not with your loved ones at the time that severe weather becomes a threat, make sure to communicate with them so that everyone can stay safer. If you have children who are away from home, give them clear instructions on what to do until the threat passes. After the storm, check in with everyone so you can be certain you are all safe.
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