A storm is one of nature’s most powerful forces, and you need to be sure you prepare your home to withstand it or any other weather. To protect your home and loved ones you want to do whatever you can to prepare for a storm.

Tips To Prepare Your Home For A Dangerous Storm

Tips to Prepare Your Home for a Dangerous Storm

Here are some tips to get your home prepared.

Prepare Your Home By Securing Windows and Doors

One of the best ways to prepare your home for a dangerous storm is to secure your windows. First, make sure that you have a solid window frame that is not easily broken. Next, make sure that your windows are made of tempered glass and not regular glass. 

Also, make sure that all windows and doors are closed and locked, and that any cracks or gaps are sealed with caulk. If you have an unfinished basement, then consider installing a sump pump to help prevent flooding. Just make sure it’s working before the storm comes.

Finally, make sure that you have storm shutters or shades on all of your windows. This will help keep out the wind, rain, and air when the storm hits.

Protect Valuables From Damage

The first step to protecting your valuables from water damage during a storm is to move them to a safe and dry place. If your home is located in an area that is prone to flooding, then it is important to move your belongings to higher ground such as an attic or a second floor. Additionally, you can invest in waterproof containers to store your items.

Make sure to unplug any electronics and appliances before a storm. This will help prevent them from being damaged by a power surge. It is also important to stay away from any electrical outlets during the storm to avoid any electrocution hazards.

Prepare Your Home By Having A Backup Generator

You may want to consider having a backup generator. This type of generator is an electric generator that can be used to power all of your appliances when the power goes out during a storm.

The generator will allow you to keep all of your electronics working so that you can keep your home safe and protected during a dangerous storm.

Secure Your Pets

If you have pets then it’s important to make sure they are secure during a storm. During a storm, many hazards can harm your pets including falling tree branches, flying debris from tornadoes, and lightning strikes.

Also, make sure that you have pet doors for their kennels so they can get inside safely if necessary.

Evacuate If Needed

When a dangerous storm is approaching, it is important to evacuate if necessary. Evacuation is the process of leaving an area to avoid danger. Before a storm hits, it is important to make sure that you have an evacuation plan. This plan should include routes to safety, a designated meeting place, and emergency contacts. Make sure that everyone in the household is aware of the plan and knows how to follow it.

It is also important to make sure that you have all essential items ready to go. This includes important documents, medications, and any other items that you need. Make sure that each family member has a bag packed with the items they need for a few days.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.