Are You Ready For Winter Storms in Noblesville?
Weather in Central Indiana is known for its unpredictability. It can be balmy and 60 degrees one day and snowy and cold the next. Although it may be hard to control Mother Nature, there are some simple steps we can take to protect our homes and our families when winter storms hit.
*Prepare for power outages: heavy snow and freezing rain are common during winter storms and often lead to power outages. Invest in a battery powered or hand-crank radio so you can stay aware of changing local conditions. A generator is a good idea to power your home until power can be restored. Keep flashlights on every level of your home and don't forget extra batteries!
*Keep three days worth of non-perishable food and water on hand in case you are housebound. Don't forget a manual can opener and food and water for your pets as well!
*Create an emergency preparation kit for your family. Store important family documents such as birth certificates, social security cards, financial records and insurance papers in a waterproof container. Designate an emergency contact for family members to stay connected, preferably someone not impacted by your local weather.
*Maintain your furnace regularly. Keep a supply of firewood, fire starters and heating fuel on hand and make sure your chimney is cleaned of debris from last season.
*Maintain and repair snow removal equipment before you need it!
*Check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors monthly and replace batteries when necessary.
*Be a good neighbor and check on those who live nearby who may need special assistance during severe weather: the elderly, those living with small children or individuals with special needs or circumstances who may need extra help.
Follow these tips to stay safe this winter. If your home or business is damaged by severe weather this winter call the restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson at 317-773-0422. We can make it "Like it never even happened".