Hurricanes in the Garden State
It’s that Time of Year Again
Tropical storms and hurricanes are becoming more frequent in our area, it’s time to get ready and prepare. Residents may experience flooding, power outages, and in some cases have to evacuate. It all comes down to Mother Nature to deciding if the storm will blow away to sea or hits land.
The best thing you can do is stayed informed and get your information from credible sources, so you know when and where the storm may hit. Next you should make a plan with people in your household or neighbors that you are close to. Keeping a written record of important phone numbers can be helpful especially if you do not have access to your own devices. Making a hurricane kit will come in handy, since it’s better to always be prepared. The New Jersey State Government recommends that you stock a two week supply of emergency necessities. It is recommended to have a stock pile of cleaning and repair supplies in a safe place and to do your best in making your kit is portable. Remember to bring special supplies for babies, elderly, or for anyone that has a disability in your household. A list of basic supplies can be found under step three of the Hurricane Survival Guide for New Jersey.
Hurricanes can cause a lot of devastation. There are a few hazards to keep a look out for depending on the area you are located in. Some of those hazards include high wind speeds, storm surge, flooding, tornadoes, and rip currents, along with other things.
After the Storm
Continue to stay informed and stay alert for more extreme weather events that may accompany the hurricane. Remain in a secure place until you know it is safe to return to your home. There are a variety of resources the government provides that can help you through a difficult situation. You can find most of that info in the Hurricane Survival Guide for New Jersey which you can get to by clicking the link.
SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County, Stony Point understands how devastating these storms can be and at times even our own buildings we operate out of are affected depending on the severity of the storm. Even if that’s the case, we will do whatever it takes to push forward and provide storm damage cleanup and restoration services to the communities around us. We will use every tool at our disposal to get as many homes and businesses back on track. No matter what the situation is when it comes to property damage SERVPRO is “Here to Help”