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Winter Storm Preparedness in Columbia
Are you prepared for a winter storm?
A winter storm can come in a blink of an eye or we can know weeks in advance. Which ever the case may be, being prepared is always key in keeping you and your family safe. Be prepared with these needed items for your home and vehicle.
For the Home
- Flashlight and batteries
- Weather radio
- First aid kit
- Food that does not require cooking or being refrigerated
- Extra water
- Baby items (diapers, formula, etc.)
- Emergency heat source
- Check carbon monoxide and smoke alarm detectors
- Fire extinguisher
- Generator (review safety information)
For the Vehicle
- Tire Chains
- First aid kit
- Battery powered radio
- Flashlight and batteries
- Jumper cables
- Sand or kitty litter
- Candle and matches
- Windshield scraper and brush
Even when you are prepared, you may still experience ice dams, frozen pipes, or roof damage. If you do, call SERVPRO® of Columbia for your water and storm damage restoration needs. We have the expertise and here to help our neighbors in Boone and Howard counties.
Winter Storms in Columbia
Be prepared for winter weather!
We have already begun to see the snow fall this fall/winter. Whether you enjoy seeing the white landscape or not, it is best to be prepared for winter storms. A winter storm can last a few hours or several days, even knocking out power.
- Create an emergency supply kit for your car and home.
- Sign up for your community’s warning system.
- Prepare home to keep pipes from freezing.
- Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide.
- Stay off roads.
- Stay indoors.
- Listen for emergency alerts and information.
- Check on neighbors.
If you experienced frozen pipes, ice dams, or roof damage from a winter storm leaving behind a water damage, contact SERVPRO® of Columbia. We have the winter storm experience and expertise to remediate damage caused by winter weather in Boone and Howard counties.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch versus Severe Thunderstorm Warning
SERVPRO® of Columbia is Here to Help® with your storm and flood damages.
The difference between a severe thunderstorm watch and a severe thunderstorm warning?
Watch: Be Prepared! This is issued by the National Weather Service when conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms in and near the watch area. The watch area normally covers numerous counties. They are typically issued for a duration of four to six hours. During the watch, stay informed, review safety rules, and be ready to act if a severe thunderstorm warning is issued.
Warning: Take Action! This is issued when either indicated by radar or reported by spotters. A warning typically covers the size of a city or small county. They are typically issued for a duration of one hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes with little or no advance warning. Lightening is not a criteria for issuing a severe thunderstorm warning.
When storms hit Boone and Howard counties, SERVPRO® of Columbia is close by and ready to respond to your flood or storm damage emergency. We are proud to serve our local communities.
*Source: National Weather Service
Be Prepared for Severe Weather
Build an emergency supply kit and be prepared for an unexpected disaster.
Are you prepared for an emergency?
Ready.gov suggests you have supplies to last you at least three days. The Midwest tornado season, tends to occur from mid-March to June and Missouri is considered to be apart of “tornado alley”. As Missourians in Boone and Howard counties, we need to be prepared.
Here are some suggestions on items to have in your emergency supply kit:
—3-day supply of non-perishable foods
—Water (one+ gallon per person per day)
—Sleeping bag or blankets
—Cell phone charger
—Change of clothes
—Matches in waterproof bag
—Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
—Whistle to signal for help
—Infant formula and diapers
—Important documents such as insurance policies, IDs, and bank records in a plastic container
While creating your emergency supply kit for your home or business, create one for your vehicle.
SERVPRO of Columbia specializes in flooding and storm damage restoration. We have extensive water damage and storm restoration training that allows us to get your home back to normal quickly.
When Storms or Floods hit Boone & Howard Counties, SERVPRO is ready!
Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Boone & Howard Counties.
SERVPRO of Columbia specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost to your property.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms or floods hit Boone and Howard Counties, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. We are here to help!
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