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WNY Not Immune To Major Storm Damage

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

brown, large tree down in road with blue and white police vehicle next to it The WNY area is not immune to storms that cause major damage. So be prepared and practice these safety tips.

Staying safe during a WNY storm is important. Unfortunately, the WNY area is not immune to sever storms, especially in 2019. We may not have to deal with hurricanes or tornadoes, but heavy and severe thunder/rain storms can cause massive amounts of damage to your home.

Here are our tips for staying safe during this storm season:

  • Should you need to use candles for light, be sure to keep them away from flammable materials such as paper, curtains, or furniture. They should also be kept on steady, flat surfaces out of reach from little hands. And NEVER fall asleep with a candle burning.
  • Keep a battery operated cellphone charger in the home. Keeping your phone charged when the power out is important should you ever need to contact the authorities. Try putting your phone on battery saving mode, and stay off of it as much as you can. Both of these things will help prolong the phone’s battery life.
  • Make sure your sump pump has a battery backup and/or a water detection device near it. When the power goes out in the middle of the night, don’t be stuck watching or stressing over your sump pump. A battery backup and a water detection will give you peace of mind and some security until the power comes back on or you can arrive home to check it.

Practice these tips during the next Buffalo, NY storm and you will weather the storm safe and sound. And, should you experience any fire and/or water damage during a storm, call the professionals at SERVPRO of The Southtowns at (716) 646-6684 right away to make your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

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