How to Prepare Your Home for the Storm of the Century

Storm of the century is a term that reporters throw around during major storms. While some pass by without doing much damage, you never know when that storm might be the next Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Sandy. If you live on the water or close to the water, you’re at risk of those high winds and rain driving shingles off your roof, flooding your basement and sending trees through your windows. As soon as you hear the phrase “storm of the century,” you can prepare your home.

Find a Safe Shelter

Finding a safe shelter for your family is your first step. If you have a finished basement, riding out the storm down there is smart. You’ll want to put large wooden boards over the windows to keep the rain out. Those boards can also keep trees from breaking through the glass. Place some pillows and blankets down there to give your family comfortable places to sit and lay. You can even lay out air mattresses to sleep on at night. Younger kids and teens may want to bring down their favorite books, games and other belongings too.

Plan for Water and Power Losses

A minor storm can knock out the power in your neighborhood for an entire day or more. There is a risk that the water lines may go down too. If contaminants reach your water, you cannot drink or bathe with the water either. Before that storm hits, arrange for a generator service Spring TX company to come out, service your generator and ensure that it works properly. This will keep you in power until after the storm passes. Have plenty of water on hand for drinking too.

Prepare for Staying in Contact

While you can prepare for a big storm in a number of ways, including taking prescription medications to your safe place and creating survival kits, you also need to think about staying in contact with your loved ones. Those loved ones may live in the same city as you, across the state or on the other side of the country. Give them a call before the storm hits to let them know everyone is safe. You can also contact them as soon as possible with an update once the storm passes. Staying in contact with loved ones, finding a safe place and planning for water and power losses are all important before and during a big storm.

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Series of storms

Because of the series of storm that is hitting the country, some areas are flooding.  Residence are moving to evacuation area for their safety.  The storm causes heavy rains for days.  In Luzon areas, some classes were suspended because of the heavy rain and floods.  I have watched news of television about the storm update and it makes me sad seeing those people walking in the water, water is coming in their house, flash flood and other incidents caused by the heavy rain.  This calamity is normal because the country do experiences lots of storms and typhoons in a year.  But still it is sad to see the damage it caused to affected areas.

Flooding happens because of the clogged water drainage, throwing of garbage anywhere, and cutting of trees (logging).  These are some of the reasons that is why people were advised to clean the drainage and canal, throw the garbage in proper places and stop logging.  Trees does helps absorbing the water from the rain and prevents soil erosion.  Unfortunately, there are greedy people who keep on doing the logging of trees for their own benefits.  Sad to say, they are doing it for business.  That is why they are not sensitive enough to care for the mother earth.  I do wish that this would stop so that people will be free from flooding and flash floods.  And also, I hope that people will do coöperate in cleaning the drainage and throwing their garbage in proper places so that no more stagnant water.

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