Face Savannah Thunderstorms Head On With These Smart Tips
September made its way with a grand entrance, and we started pretty rough with rain showers and thunderstorms here in Savannah, and the nearby cities. And though one can never really be ready for the after-effects of natural disasters, it wouldn't hurt to take necessary precautions, if it means keeping your family safe during these trying times. Read on to know how you can face the threat of Savannah thunderstorms head-on.
Plan An Evacuation Route
Know the ins and outs of your area, and arrange a family meeting to discuss the best evacuation route. Encourage everyone to help and share their ideas to be able to create the best plan for the family. Mapping out a plan of action before the storm hits land will give you peace of mind, especially when you become pressed for time.
Assemble an Emergency Survival Kit and Keep It Close At All Times
It's always a good idea to have an emergency survival kit on hand, especially during natural disasters like thunderstorms and hurricanes. Here's an idea of what you should have in your go-bag, in case the storm goes on for a few days, or longer:
- Enough water for each person to have a gallon a day
- Supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered radio with extra batteries
- First Aid Kit
- Garbage bags
- Phone chargers
- Duct tape
- Wrench or pliers
- Local map
- A change of clothes
- Manual can opener
Don't forget to include medications, any maintenance medicines, and the basics!
Safely Store Furnitures, Appliances, Important Documents and IDs
Do flash floods happen in your area? If water reaches inside your home, things are surely going to get messy. To avoid damaged furniture, short-circuit in appliances, or soiled documents, elevate furniture or appliances for the meantime and put your IDs and any belongings inside resealable water-proof pouches. Store them safely at the highest shelf/storage inside your home and be worry-free during the storm.
Have A Stock of Non-Perishable Food in Easy-To-Open Cans
Never go hungry during a storm!
Hurricanes and thunderstorms prevent you from shopping for some groceries and locks you down in your house for a few days.
Grab some canned goods, biscuits, and easy-to-cook meals for the impending thunderstorm, and make sure to have some cans of formula for your kids, too. (in case you are not feeding on the breast) Store these at a secure room in the house.
Keep Some Cash in Your Wallet and Fill Your Gas Tank Up
It's important to always have some hard cash at hand during emergencies like thunderstorms and hurricanes. The possibility of a black-out is high, and paying through credit cards will not be an option. Go to your nearest bank or ATM and withdraw enough money, and bit more, in case you need to evacuate. Get a full tank, as you may not be able to pass by a gasoline station when the time comes.
Don't Forget About Your Furry Pal!
Through all this chaos, the ones who suffer the most are pets. Always remember to think about your pet's welfare as well, especially since they are a bit helpless when it comes to natural calamities. Proper identification should be on them at all times, in case you get separated. Pack their essentials and don't forget their treats! They might show a bit of panic or anxiety, so be the rock they lean on in these trying times.