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Safety in the Aftermath of a Storm

3/8/2020 (Permalink)

Tornado Aftermath The Aftermath of a Storm

In Tennessee, tornadoes can strike at any time of the year. Dyersburg and Union City have seen their fair share of loss and damage due to these natural disasters. While there can certainly be loss of life that occurs during a storm, many lives are also lost in the aftermath of a storm. Here are a few, possibly live-saving, tips from both the National Weather Service and the CDC on how to stay safe after a storm passes.

  • Tip #1: Tornadoes often strike without warning and more storms can follow. Be sure to monitor storm status and take cover until all storms have passed.
  • Tip #2: Have a designated meeting place to reconnect with loved ones in case you get separated during the storm. Try to let others know that you are alright via phone calls, text messages, and social media.
  • Tip #3: Be sure to keep your driver’s license or some kind of photo identification on you. This will make it easier to access your home through security checkpoints that are often established in the harder hit areas.
  • Tip #4: Wear pants, long sleeves, gloves, and shoes when re-entering your home or business and assessing the damage. Tornadoes leave bent pieces of metal, screws, nails, and many other types of debris that could easily cut you.
  • Tip #5: Steer clear of damaged homes or buildings and be on the lookout for downed power lines.
  • Tip #5: Be aware of gas leaks in the area.
  • Tip #6: Do NOT try to move injured people. Call emergency services immediately.

We've all seen gut-wrenching photos of damage caused by tornadoes, especially recently in Tennessee, and we want you to feel prepared in dealing with the aftermath of this type of storm. We are also prepared to help you restore the damage that might have occurred from a storm. Our staff is highly trained and you can trust us with your restoration needs. Call SERVPRO of Dyersburg/Union City today at 731-627-6251 and let us help you pick up the pieces.

For more information on what to do after a tornado, please visit https://www.weather.gov/safety/tornado-after and https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/tornadoes/after.html

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