Preparing for the spring storm season can leave you feeling a lot like preparing for your first date, scared, clueless, and breaking out in a rash!
At Atlanta Tree Professionals we would like to offer some simple tips to help you prepare for the storms so you won’t have to be covered in calamine lotion.
Often times the power goes out during severe storms. It is best to have batteries on hand. Consider batteries for flashlights, portable am/fm radio, and any other devices that require batteries.
Make sure you have plenty of candles, lanterns, matches, and lighters. Be safe don’t leave candles burning throughout the night unattended.
Tip#3 Have a way to communicate
When it comes to our cell phones we can forget that without a charge our phones will leave us with no communication. Most people have given up their landlines. However you may want to consider getting one in case of emergency!
Having plenty of clean filtered drinking water is a must. Especially after a storm, sewers can back up and all sorts of things can affect the water supply. Fill jugs ahead of time or buy water at the store for such an occasion.
Consider stocking up on nonperishable items such as bread, crackers, and cans of soup. Also make sure you have a can opener that is nonelectric!
Tip#6 Seek Shelter
Have a place where you and your family can wait out the storm, usually a basement, bathroom, or closet. Make sure to take your supplies with you!
For more tips and advice on how to prepare for the spring storms go to: http://www.cdc.gov/features/springweather/
As always at Atlanta Tree Professionals we can help prepare your trees for the coming storms. We offer free evaluations and estimates. Give us a call today!