Winter Storm Preparation
A Beautiful Austin January
This winter has been beautiful in Austin. Kids are playing in Walnut Creek Park, the Domain is filled with strolling shoppers, and restaurants still have diners choosing the patios.
It’s a refreshing change of pace considering January is traditionally a rough month for Austin weather. If you’ve forgotten what Austin is like during a winter storm, check out these articles from austin360.com and Texas Hill Country for a quick reminder of how quickly we Texans begin to lose our cool when an ice storm rolls into town.
Ice Storm Preparation
But don’t let the sunshine and clear roads give you a false sense of security. Use this as an opportunity to prepare for when a storm does come into town. There are three important steps to preparing for an event that forces you to go without electricity, water service, or a supermarket:
- Get a Kit: Keep enough emergency supplies on hand for you and those in your care until you can get back out on the roads or HEB is restocked: water, non-perishable food, first aid, prescriptions, and a flashlight.
- Make a Plan: Discuss, agree on, and document an emergency plan with those in your care. For homes, work together with your families and neighbors to help build community plan. For companies, contact SERVPRO of North Central Austin to develop an Emergency Ready Profile ® to get you back in business after a storm.
- Be Informed: Free information is available to assist you at ready.gov and redcross.org. In a situation where roads are dangerous or phone lines are down, it can take longer for emergency services to reach those in need quickly. We all need to know how to take care of a sick or injured person until help arrives.
About SERVPRO of North Central Austin
SERVPRO of North Central Austin has been specializing in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after storms since 2010. In good weather or bad, we’re Here to Help®.