It seems like we've been having a lot of severe weather lately. We had some minor flooding problems here in New York this week, as a result of torrential rains on Monday, and I hear on the news about flooding in Texas, southern England and China. It's really got me thinking, would I be ready if my home was faced with a serious flood? Would you?
I found some helpful tips on the Home Safety Council's website. Some of their advice for preparing for a severe storm or hurricane, includes checking your roof for any damaged areas where water could get inside and do even more harm. Also make sure that your gutters aren't clogged. Clogged gutters could back up and send more water into your home.
Strong rains are usually accompanied by strong winds, so make sure you check your yard before the storm hits. Make sure that you don’t have any trees planted too close to your home or power lines, and remember to keep trees well pruned. Uprooted tree trunks and broken tree limbs can do serious damage to your windows and roof during a strong storm. Anything that is not nailed down during a storm with high winds could become a dangerous projectile, so be sure to secure furniture or other items that could become airborne.
Are you already prepared for a storm? What are you doing to make sure that you’re home is protected?