Have an Evacuation Plan and a Shelter Plan in Place in Kokomo, Indiana
It is very important to have an evacuation plan in place before a big storm hits. The weather is unpredictable and unexpected damages can occur due to that. These damages can force homeowners and residents in Kokomo to evacuate to a safer area. If a resident does not have anywhere else to go, another option is a disaster shelter. The American Red Cross has a disaster shelter locator on their website. When preparing for a storm, one should always check and see if there are any disaster shelters around the area. Everyone is welcome at a disaster shelter. There are no qualifications to be met. Service animals are also welcome! What a great resource!
Once the residential home is safe to re-enter, carefully evaluate any damage the home may have and take note of it. SERVPRO® of Hamilton and Tipton Counties has a team of trained professionals that are ready to help when property damage occurs!
Here are some safety tips for the residents of Kokomo who are getting ready to evaluate residential home damage:
- Stay away from electrical lines and wires, especially if there is water damage nearby
- Examine the breaker box for any breakers that might have tripped, but DO NOT turn them on yourself – call an electrician to do this safely in case of wire damage
- Be extremely cautious if cleaning products have spilled – most are flammable so avoid using matches or candles
Again, we are here to help. Do not hesitate to call us if your home needs to be restored after a storm or water damage occurs.
SERVPRO of Hamilton and Tipton Counties is independently owned and operated.