How to Prepare and Recover From Severe Storms in Mahoning County
The season of vacations, swimming, grilling, and fun has begun! Summer is here, and unfortunately, so are summer storms.
On May 28, a severe thunderstorm struck Mahoning County. The area affected was declared a federal disaster. Severe weather, including thunderstorms and tornadoes, are common during the summer season.
The aftermath results in excessive water leading to structural damage. Although there are no ways to stop Mother Nature’s force, there are steps you can take to prepare your home for a storm in your area.
Storm preparation should begin with a careful inspection of your home. This includes both inside and outside areas that may be vulnerable to the storm’s force of wind and water such as:
- Check windows for cracks or gaps
- Inspect gutters for built-up debris
- Browse yard for dead or dangerous tree limbs
Another way to prepare for a storm before it occurs is to create an emergency disaster kit for your home or business. Here, you can find a list of recommended items for what to include in your kit.
Preparing for severe weather can improve your home’s ability to withstand strong storms. However, despite your best efforts, summer storms can still cause damage to your home or business.
In the event storm damage does occur to your property, a quick response is key to a full recovery. SERVPRO of West Mahoning County has trained restoration specialists to provide 24/7 emergency services that will make your home or business, “Like it never even happened.”
Don’t let a storm rain on your summer parade, call SERVPRO of West Mahoning County today 330-609-8543
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