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Preparing for Storm and Flood Damage

Preparing for Storm and Flood Damage

Nobody likes to find themselves in the middle of a storm, let alone a flood. But nature has a way of getting what it wants. Because there is no way to predict when a flood will happen, the best thing to do is prepare as much as possible in advance and pick up the pieces after the storm has passed.

Before a storm arrives, residents typically are warned by multiple media outlets. This should help you prepare for the incoming storm. To help you out, here are some tips for what to do before the storm arrives and what you can do to minimize the impact afterward:

Preparations Before the Storm

  • When you are informed of an impending storm, prepare your home for it by boarding up windows, bringing in outdoor furniture, sealing your basement from possible flooding, and elevating your appliances as much as possible.
  • Prepare storm and emergency kits to ensure that you have what you need for survival. These kits should be placed in watertight containers that can float in case of flooding. Your kits should contain enough food and water for three days, a first-aid kit, batteries, flashlights, power banks for your mobile phone, toiletries, clothing, and some emergency cash. Have one emergency kit ready for each member of your family.
  • Prepare an evacuation plan before the storm hits. Once the call to evacuate is made, don’t hesitate. Do what you are told to ensure that you and your family remain safe.

What to Do After the Storm

When the storm has passed and you return to find your home damaged by flood waters, wind, and fallen debris, don’t panic or feel despair. As long as your home is covered by homeowner’s insurance, flood insurance, and water damage insurance, you can have it restored.

Before you start cleaning up, take pictures of the damage. This is to help you with your insurance claim. Also, you need to contact your insurance company immediately to inform them of the damage and to have an adjuster come over to assess the extent of such damage.

The next thing you need to do is to contact All-Star Disaster Restoration. We are the proven restoration company in Greater Tulsa, OK. We are a company that specializes in disaster restoration work and we handle water damage restoration and storm damage restoration, among other things. We can also handle your insurance claims for you. Just contact us at 918-347-4640 and schedule an assessment and estimate with our team so we can start helping you rebuild your home and your life after the storm.

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  • Institute of inspection cleaning and restoration certification
  • International Cleaning And Restoration Association
  • EPA
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