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How To Keep Your Business Safe During a Storm

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

desk, two chair and a wet carpet of an office. Concept of water damage in an office Severe weather can cause damage to your building.

Prepare For Any Severe Weather Coming Your Way

A severe rainstorm in Zachary, LA, can be a threat to your commercial building if you are not properly prepared. Use these tips to help stay alert and prepared for any severe weather that may come your way.

Get Prepared
It’s important to prepare yourself if you know a storm is coming. Staying up to date on the weather using an app on your phone or a local news station can help you know when to expect severe weather.
It’s important to know the difference between a severe weather watch versus a warning to stay properly prepared. A watch means that conditions that could cause severe weather are expected, while a warning means that meteorologists have already spotted a severe storm.
Some signs of a severe storm include:

  • large and puffy cumulus clouds
  • darkening skies
  • a sudden drop in temperature
  • sudden change in wind direction

If you notice any of these signs, distant rumbles of thunder or lightning, it means a thunder or rainstorm may be approaching.

Secure Your Building
If a storm is coming, it’s important to make sure that your building is secure to avoid damages. This may include things like trimming trees to get rid of dead or rotting branches that can cause damage during periods of high winds. Any fixtures outside that may get blown away should be gathered up and moved to a safe place. Get all employees inside and make sure any windows and doors are locked or securely shut. If you know there is a thunderstorm coming, unplug any unnecessary electronics to prevent damage from lightning.

Endure the Storm Safely
During a severe rainstorm, your most important concern should be keeping yourself and your employees safe. This means keeping everyone away from windows or skylights and avoiding plumbing fixtures that may conduct electricity. If you live in an area that has frequent severe weather, it may be beneficial to have policies and procedures for your commercial building during storms so that all your employees stay safe.
Keep your business safe during severe weather with these tips.

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