We know you are ready for your outdoor summer events this year. But keep in mind that summer is the season for storms and inclement weather. This varies from hurricanes, tornadoes, super storms, flooding, wildfires, tsunamis and more. Depending on your location determines how much of a threat these storms are for you. But no matter the storm, you can do a few things now that can help you protect your bottom line if the unexpected happens. You want to make sure you have a plan in place in-case weather becomes severe.
Here are a few severe weather tips to implement for your outdoor event this summer and in general:
Make A Plan For Shelter
When a storm hits, the last place you and your guests want to be is outside. It’s best to think through where to go beforehand so that your guests aren’t scrambling for shelter. Basements, the bottom floor of a building, or under a stairwell are good places to wait out a storm.
Power Outages are common during a storm. Take an inventory of the items you need that rely on electricity. Plan ahead by buying batteries, flashlights and other alternatives to meet your needs when the power goes out. Go to a community location with power if heat or cold is extreme.
Plan An Evacuation Route
When taking shelter isn’t recommended, an evacuation route is a must. It’s a good idea to be familiar with these routes before a storm hits so you know where to go. Follow the roads that emergency workers recommend even if there’s traffic. Other routes might be blocked. Check out the CDC’s tips for evacuating different types of storms.
Make An Emergency Kit
In the event of a severe storm, you might have to wait for days before help arrives. Make sure you have enough food, water, and basic supplies to last at least 72 hours.
Make Plans For Communication
There are many mobile apps these days that offer everything from storm tracking to tips for being prepared. Download appropriate apps and sign up for local alerts and warning systems.
Get Weather Insurance
One of the most proactive and important plans is to get Weather Insurance to protect your bottom line. Get coverage to protect your day from the threat of unplanned weather. Visit US Weather Insurance for details.
Knowing what to expect, and doing the prep work in advance, will help you weather the storm as best as possible if the unexpected happens. For more information on severe weather tips we recommend you visit Ready.gov.