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Preparation for Storms

Weather can be unpredictable and storm damage is something we all hope to avoid, however, it’s essential to be prepared and know how to react when severe weather or storm conditions are forecasted. By taking proactive measures and having a plan in place, you can minimize the potential damage and keep yourself and your home safe.

Let’s dive into some helpful tips on how to prepare for and react to storm damage or forecasted weather conditions:

  1. Stay informed: Pay attention to local weather forecasts and updates from trusted sources. Stay informed about any severe weather alerts or storm warnings in your area. Radio, television, and reliable weather apps can provide real-time information to help you stay prepared.
  2. Create an emergency kit: Prepare an emergency kit that includes essential items such as non-perishable food, water, flashlights, batteries, a first aid kit, and a battery-powered radio. Keep the kit easily accessible in case of power outages or evacuation.
  3. Secure outdoor items: If you have outdoor furniture, plants, or other loose items, bring them indoors or secure them properly before the storm hits. High winds can turn these items into dangerous projectiles that can cause damage to your property or neighboring homes.
  4. Have an evacuation plan: Familiarize yourself with evacuation routes in your area and have a plan in place for you and your family. Identify a safe meeting point and communicate the plan to everyone involved.
  5. During the storm: Stay indoors and away from windows during the storm. Avoid using electrical appliances or taking showers during lightning storms. If flooding occurs, move to higher ground if it’s safe to do so.
  6. After the storm: Assess the damage carefully and prioritize safety. If you encounter downed power lines or gas leaks, contact the appropriate authorities immediately. Document any damage to the property.
  7. Reach out for help: If your home experiences significant damage, contact our team by submitting a maintenance request as soon as it is safe to do so. They can assist with repairs and provide guidance on the next steps.

Remember, safety should always be the top priority. If you have concerns or questions about storm preparation or reacting to weather conditions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to support you and ensure the well-being of all our residents.

By being proactive, staying informed, and taking necessary precautions, you can better prepare for storm damage or forecasted weather conditions. Stay safe, RENU residents, and be prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws our way!