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Staying Connected to Stay Safe: Weather Alerts | SERVPRO of Buffalo/Tonawanda

3/1/2024 (Permalink)

heavy rain pouring down on an outdoor metal roof in a storm Let SERVPRO of Buffalo Tonawanda help you get from April showers to May flowers.

We can’t believe that we are already talking about and preparing for the spring season! Rumbling thunderstorms, heavy rain and the occasional severe weather situation are all on the horizon, so preparing for them ahead of time is crucial.

One of the most important ways to be prepared is to be informed! Updating your alert systems now can ensure you know what is going on so you can take action to stay safe and in control.

Staying Connected With Power

We are surrounded by screens in almost every aspect of our lives, so it should be no surprise that our phones and TVs are the most common way of receiving weather alerts. Wireless Emergency Alerts are alerts that can be issued automatically if there is a weather system quickly approaching, but you can (and should) have at least one other weather app downloaded.

Keep in mind that not all weather apps are created equally and that it is important for you to choose wisely. Avoid the apps that exaggerate forecasts for likes or engagement and stick with the nationally recognized or locally trusted sources instead.

News stations and local weather channels are also great resources as they are often live broadcasting when severe weather is in the area. You can watch the storm progress in real-time and be able to take action immediately if a warning is issued or if the storm changes course unexpectedly.

Staying Connected Without Power

We all know how dangerous it can be to lose power during a storm, which is why we recommend that every household has at least one other alert system in place that doesn’t require power in order to work. Phones, TVs and your computer are great ways to stay connected, but only if they are powered and working.

Don’t leave yourself vulnerable in the face of serious weather! Locate our local weather sirens and familiarize yourself with the different tones and alerts, or invest in a NOAA weather radio.

Weather radios are especially helpful because they are portable. You can take them with you into your sheltering location or around your property in the aftermath of the first wave of a storm.

Stay prepared, everyone! If you know what to expect, you will be armed with the knowledge you need to keep your family safe during a true weather emergency. Call us day or night after the storm passes and we will take care of any storm damage that you have suffered.

Serious storms can cause serious property damage. Call SERVPRO® 247 for immediate restoration assistance.

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