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by Guest Author on Jul 18, 2012

The weather across the nation has become increasingly more severe; and it is always a good idea to have an emergency plan on hand.  In the planning process make sure you have a flashlight with batteries, extra supplies of food and water, clothing, and a first aid kit. When planning for an emergency, it is always a good idea to have an evacuation route in the event of an emergency evacuation.

In order to protect your property, quickly inspect the exterior of your home, and make sure that your windows and doors are property caulked and have weather stripping. Inspect trees that are close to your home, and make sure there are no limbs hanging over the house.  If you have branches over your house, have a certified tree trimming company prune the trees that surround your home.

Installing storm shutters to protect your windows from high winds is a great preemptive tactic to reduce the damage from a storm.

Creating an evacuation plan, having extra supplies on hand and properly inspecting your property are effective ways to minimize the havoc that a storm can bring. Checking the doors and windows around the house before a severe storm can stop and prevent damage from occurring. Stay safe during a storm and always remember to seek shelter in the case of a severe storm.

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