Are You Prepared for Severe Weather?
While we are all excited that summer is finally here, SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest wants to remind you to be prepared for severe weather season. In 2016, severe weather and climate disaster events across the United States, claimed the lives of 245 people.
As a national sponsor of the Red Cross Ready Rating Program and a premier fire and water restoration provider, SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest wants you to be prepared for dangerous weather events.
A few simple actions will increase your readiness today:
Check the weather forecast regularly. Know when there is an increased risk of severe weather in your area.
Obtain a NOAA Weather Radio. You can purchase a weather radio from the Red Cross store at https://www.redcrossstore.org/home or from Midland at https://midlandusa.com/product-category/weather/ or local stores such as Hy-Vee, Bakers, Shopko, and others.
Learn about Wireless Emergency Alerts. These are emergency messages sent by authorized government-alerting authorities through your mobile carrier. Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service. Visit www.ctia.org/wea to learn more about Wireless Emergency Alerts, including how to determine of your mobile device is WEA-capable.
Learn more about severe weather safety. The Red Cross is an excellent source of severe weather safety and warning information and tools. Visit www.redcross.org/prepare to learn more about preparedness for disasters of all kind. Be sure to check out the app store for the FREE Red Cross Tornado App.
If you experience storm damage, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest at 402-408-0134. We are here to help 24 x 7.