Power Outage Issues
Whether due to winter storms, flooding, or other severe weather occurrences, power outages can cause problems for many. Power outages combined with flooding or water damage only increases the situation. In cases of prolonged power outages, it’s best to be prepared.
In this day and age, cell phones are a must have. If you know inclement weather is coming, keep your phone charged. Get a portable power unit to help keep it charged in situations where you aren’t able to plug it into a wall. This allows you to contact emergency crews, family, the power company, or your water restoration company for help and guidance.
Keep a home emergency kit handy and keep it in a watertight box or bag. This should include emergency supplies such as bottled water, first aid kit, blankets, a flashlight, and extra batteries. Keep a 3-5 day supply of non-perishable foods on hand as well. If you're taking medication for anything, keep extras in a waterproof bag that can be quickly moved in an emergency.
A battery-operated radio will also be useful in power outage situations. This will help you keep up to date with all weather related events. Make sure you keep extra batteries for this as well…and make sure they’re working! Batteries should be tested yearly to make sure they haven’t drained.
If you need to travel, be sure not to travel through floodwaters. Driving through floodwaters is extremely dangerous and causes many deaths each year. Avoid flooded areas, drive with caution, and bring your emergency supplies with you in case you become stuck somewhere.
When you’re ready to tackle water damage cleanup, contact your water restoration team. Our expert water extraction team is ready to take care of all of your water damage needs – 24/7/365.
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