How To Prepare For Summer Storms In Bellevue
Bellevue, like the rest of Middle Tennesee, sees lots of summer storms rolling through it during June, July, August, and beyond. Storms in Nashville often bring buckets of water from the sky as well as flash floods, lightning, thunder, and sometimes fires. So, how can you stay prepared for summer storms to minimize the possibility of storm damage affecting your residential or commercial properties? We've rounded up a few action items for you to take to prepare your home or business for Bellevue summer storms.
What Should I Do to Prepare for Bellevue Summer Storms?
- Make sure that any low-hanging limbs are cut down and disposed of and that anything that could fly into the air with gusty wind is anchored to the ground. Storms too often end with objects flying into buildings that weren’t properly placed or taken care of before a storm suddenly occurred.
- Clean your gutters. Make sure that your gutters are free from debris so that they can do their job and funnel water away from your home or business.
- Create an emergency plan. Make sure that everyone in your household knows what to do if a tornado or severe storm watch occurs and they’re at home or away from home.
How Can I Stay Safe During Bellevue Storms?
- Get inside. Staying away from tall structures like telephone poles and trees when a storm rolls in is important because these may fall with the gusts of wind that often accompany summer storms.
- Don’t use electrical devices or appliances. In case lightning strikes your home, you should avoid using any electrical devices or appliances that have cords and are connected to your home’s electricity. These will experience an electrical surge if your electricity gets affected by the storm.
- Have candles and flashlights on hand. Sometimes the power goes out during summer storms, so you should make sure that you have candles and flashlights to illuminate your home if the power goes out. You should also have an emergency kit with first aid nearby.
- Don’t take baths or showers. Water can carry an electrical current if it is hit by lightning, so stay out of the shower when a storm occurs in Nashville.
While preparation measures are important to minimize the chances that storms will damage your Bellevue home or business, storm damage is never completely preventable. When you experience storm damage, fire damage, water damage, or other disasters in Bellevue, contact SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville at (615) 242-9391. We are trained in responding to emergency situations, and we’re ready to help. This franchise is independently owned and operated.