Prepare for Severe Weather - Part 2

Consider the following ideas to protect property from severe weather damage:

  • Trim overhanging or weak branches that may fall on your home or other structures.
  • Clean gutters, and check roof condition for signs of wear. Replace and repair as needed.
  • Securely attach loose siding and shingles.
  • Move patio furniture and outdoor equipment inside prior to the storm if possible. These items can become damaging projectiles.
  • Install a sump pump, and make sure it is working properly.
  • Place belongings stored in the basement inside sealed, plastic boxes. Keep these containers off the floor.
  • Unplug the computer, television, and other electronics during the storm to avoid damage from a lightning-related power surge.