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San Antonio Be Prepared For Severe Floods

5/27/2015 (Permalink)

People in PPE suits and hard hats SERVPRO of Braun Station is here to help if you have been affected by the recent storms

Severe weather can happen any time, anywhere.  Being prepared to act quickly can be critical to staying safe during a weather event.  In recent days San Antonio as well as surrounding areas have experienced severe flooding.  

In 2013, there were more than 440 weather-related fatalities and nearly 2800 injuries.  Deadly weather caused more than $8 billion in property damage.  Many businesses affected by major disasters never reopen- especially if they do not have an emergency plan in place.  Knowing your risk of severe weather, taking action and being an example of are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared to save your life and assist in saving the lives of other.

Know Your Risk. The first step to becoming weather- ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you, your business and your family or employees.  Check the weather forecast regularly, obtain a NOAA Weather Radio, and learn about Wireless Emergency Alerts.  Severe weather comes in many forms and your shelter plan should include all types of local hazards.

Take Action. Take the next step in severe weather preparedness by creating a communications plan for your home and business.  Put together or purchase an emergency kit.  Keep important paper and valuables in a safe place. 

Be an Example.Once you have taken action to prepare for severe weather, share your story with co-workers and family and friends on Facebook or Twitter.  Your preparedness story will inspire others to do the same.

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster and having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building faster following a disaster.  Call your local SERVPRO of Braun Station if disaster strikes your home or office. 

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