Handling the Hurricanes
As hurricane Elsa strikes the East Coast, rain and thunderstorms may begin to move into your area. We know that major storms and heavy rains raises the risk of storm damage, but here at SERVPRO, we can help you let it go. Our teams are prepared to deal with water and storm damages at any point in time. It is very important to remain safe and healthy during times like these. When weather conditions start to get rough, it is important to have a plan. First, you need to make sure you are in a safe, secure area, like a storm shelter or basement, with no doors or windows. The weather may cause the glass to break, leading to injuries, which raises another problem, aside from the weather. Another tip if you are on the road or outdoors: Head for the car, preferably a hard-topped one as well. Make sure the windows are rolled up, and you are not touching any metal part of the frame or interior, including the steering wheel because if lightning strikes the car and you are touching metal, the metal in the car will act as a conductor, causing you to be struck. Another useful, but uncommonly heard, tip: Do not try to wash your hands, take a shower, wash dishes, or do laundry. Metal pipes in the plumbing, if struck by lightning, can also act as a conductor, which could be extremely dangerous if struck by lightning. As always, stay safe in these situations, and if you need restoration, call your SERVPRO of LBL South at (731) 642-1284.