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Making Sure You Are Prepared for Stormy Weather

March 2, 2023
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When severe weather blows into town, you need to know that your electrical system is up for the challenge. By making sure you are prepared for stormy weather, you might be able to avoid needing to call our DFW electrical contractors to provide repairs.

Prepare Ahead of Time

The better you are prepared for a storm, the less potential there is for it to negatively impact you. One of the smartest preparations you can make before a storm is to purchase a generator and make sure it is properly stored when you don’t need it, and attached when you do. This helps you keep electricity flowing to the most important parts of your home, even if electrical wires come crashing down. You should also take the time to make an emergency family plan, just in case. This includes buying and storing any emergency supplies you might need, including water, flashlights, batteries, and non-perishable foods. You should also have an evacuation route planned as well as a place to meet if anyone becomes separated.

Before the Storm Starts

You won’t be able to do much once a nasty storm comes barreling down on you. Before the worst of it comes into your area, make sure you are prepared for a power outage by unplugging any unnecessary appliances. You should also research the safest place in your home, and always keep your shoes and wallet close by in case you need to leave immediately. Furthermore, always stay up to date on the weather forecasts and alerts to know exactly what is going on.

After the Storm

When the storm is over, be careful using any tap water until you are certain it is not contaminated. Additionally, make sure you let your friends and family know that you are safe. If you have a generator, try to be generous with your neighbors so that they can have access to some electricity until the power is restored to your community.