What To Do After A Hurricane In Florida
Its Hurricane season in Florida! So often we post about hurricane preparation tips and what you can do to be ready for a big storm. While that is important to know, it is also vital to understand steps that should be taken after a hurricane has passed through your area. Especially in Florida, there can be a number of potentially hazardous and dangerous obstacles and debris around your home. So to be clear from the start, always remember safety first!
What To Do After A Hurricane
- The first thing to do if you evacuated from Sanford or another Florida town, is to only return to it when the proper authorities have advised to do so.
- Try to steer clear of downed power lines or anything that appears to be connected to a power line or box. This includes puddles of water that have a power line submerged in them, as they can be potentially electrified.
- If you return home and suspect that you may have a gas leak, leave immediately and contact the utility company so they can deem it safe to return.
- If it is safe to return but there is minor damage to your personal property, separate the damaged goods from the rest of your inventory.
- If you return home to find it unsafe, contact your insurance company and see if they can assist in finding you temporary accommodations at a nearby hotel.
Hurricane season can be a devastating time for many people, especially those who live in a place like Florida where we are prone to many severe storms.
SERVPRO of North Seminole County is a proud supporter and partner of The American Red Cross, and hope that these few tips assist your family in the aftermath of a hurricane.
There are plenty of more tips on how to deal with the aftermath of a hurricane. Please visit The American Red Cross website for more details.
For storm damage restoration needs, we are here to help. Give us a call at (407) 323-2422.