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Don't drive through Flood waters, turn around!!!!
SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/Southeast Surprise wants our residents to stay safe, When the National Weather Service issue a flash flood watch with an increase in rainfall in our area, you may come across dangerous roadways. If the water on the road looks deep, or you have any doubts and there is a concern for crossing, please find an alternative route to drive. Please do not drive through flood waters, TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN.
Shocking Facts About Lightning
Lightning is one of the leading causes of weather-related fatalities
Here Are a Few Lightning Safety Tips
Lightning is one of the leading causes of weather-related fatalities. Though the odds of being struck by lightning in a given year are only around 1 in 500,000, some factors can put you at greater risk of being struck.
Check the forecast before participating in outdoor activities. If it calls for thunderstroms, postpone your trip or activity, or make sure adequate safe shelter is available.
Remember the phrase, “When thunder roars, go indoors.” Find a safe, enclosed shelter when you hear thunder. Safe shelters include homes, offices, shopping centers, and hard-top vehicles with the windows rolled up.
Avoid Windows, Doors, Porches and Concrete
Do not lie on concrete floors and avoid leaning on concrete walls. Lightning can travel through any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring.
Do not bathe, shower, wash dishes, or have any other contact with water during a thunderstorms because lightning can travel through a building’s plumbing.
Avoid Electronic Equipment
Do not use computers, laptops, game systems, washers, dryers, stoves, or anything connected to an electrical outlet. Lightning can travel through electrical systems, and radio and television reception systems. Equip homes and offices with whole-house surge protectors to protect appliances
Helpful tips on how to stay safe from the heat
As the summer approaches, its time to consider safety precautions for extreme heat in the coming months. Heat affects all people, but especially the young, elderly, sick and over weight. Urban area residents also have a greater chance of being affected than those live in rural areas.
According to the EPA, "the sun can heat dry, exposed urban surfaces such as roofs and pavements, to temperatures 50-90 degrees F hotter than air, while shaded or moist surfaces -often in more rural surroundings remain close to air temperatures."
Weather you are in rural or urban there are several things you can do to prepare for and prevent extreme heat from affecting you. If possible stay in doors with air conditioning. Be sure to check on your pets that may be outside or bring them inside. Stay hydrated and limit alcohol and caffeine intake..
If you must go outside, wear loose fitting, light colored clothing, and be sure to apply sunscreen often. Pay attention to sighs of heat exhaustion, which are heavy sweating; weakness; cold, pale and clammy skin; nausea or vomiting; and fainting, according to the center of Disease Control and Prevention CDC). Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke which is life-threating. Signs of heat stroke are high body temperature (103 degree F), rapid and strong pulse, and possible unconsciousness. If you think someone has had a heat stroke call 911 immediately and move the person somewhere cool, wet clothes or a bath. Do not give a person with a heat stroke fluids, and treat the situation as a serious medical emergency (CDC).
Extreme heat is a serious danger. For more information on preparation and prevention visit ready.gov or cdc.gov
Emergency Ready Profile
Call SERVPRO of Sun city/Sun City West/S.E. Surprise @ 623-546-1930 To schedule your Emergency READY Profile today
No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can prepare for it. The SERVPRO Emergency READY profile (ERP) will help ensure you are "Ready for what ever happens" in 2017.
In the event of an emergency, The ERP can help minimize business interruption by having a plan off action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contacts, shut of valve location and priority areas. The ERP also establishes your local SERVPRO Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. The ERP is a non-cost assessment,, all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save you time and money in the future. By downloading the free SERVPRO READY app, this information is stored electronically and can be accessed using your mobile device putting help at your fingertips.
Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether is it a small water leak, large fire or a area flood. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster. Don't wait until disaster strikes. Call SERVPRO of Sun city/Sun City West/S.E. Surprise @ 623-546-1930.