Storm damage in Bakersfield, CA
Preparations In case A Storm Happens
The first step is to create a disaster plan. Make sure everyone in your family knows what to do when a severe storm hits and where to meet if you should get separated from one another. Have an emergency kit, including a first aid kit. Some basic supplies to have on hand include, battery-powered flashlight, canned goods, bottled water, candles and a battery-powered radio.
There are some simple precautions you can take in almost any situation. If there’s a concern about flooding, wind or lightning, you can:
• Clean your gutters
• Keep tree limbs trimmed
•Be aware of weather forecasts and patterns
• Secure loose patio furniture
• Seek shelter in a basement or interior room away from windows
After the storm has passed and it’s safe to go outside, go and take a look at your homes exterior. Note any damage including broken windows, fallen tree branches or missing shingles.
The next step is to call your insurance agent. Be prepared by having your policy number at the ready and by reviewing your policy and having an understanding of your coverage. If you have a storm in your area and need our help call SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield.