Wind and Hail Safety Guide
Before the storm
- Bring all family members and pets indoors and park all vehicles inside garages or under car ports.
- Keep your eye out for the signs of heavy thunderstorms, such as lightening, darkening clouds, thunder and heavy rain.
- Move any outdoor furniture into a garage or storage shed to prevent damage to them or to your caused by high winds moving furniture.
- Monitor radios, television or mobile devices for news and information on the impending storms.
During the storm
- Close all of your doors and windows.
- Lower blinds or curtains over windows to prevent debris or heavy hail from entering your home through broken glass.
- Stay away from windows and door to keep safe from the threat of broken glass, hail or debris.
After the storm
- After a particularly bad storm, be mindful of down power lines or broken glass.
- If you come across a wire, and are unsure of whether it’s live or not, always assume it’s live.
- Be mindful of fault gas lines.
- If hail fall is especially heavy, the ground will be slick and hazardous, mind your footing.
- Look over your home and property for debris, such as broken tree limbs or lawn furniture.
- Avoid any hazardous debris you may come across, leave this to the professionals.
Restoration 1 of Mid Cities hopes that the safety tips above help keep you, your family, and your property unharmed in the case of severe weather and hail storms.
Safety Tip Source: Ready.gov