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Preparing for Weather by Setting Up Alerts | SERVPRO of Reno Southwest

3/1/2024 (Permalink)

heavy rain pouring down on an outdoor metal roof in a storm Let SERVPRO of Reno Southwest help you get from April showers to May flowers.

The spring season is well on its way, which means we can finally look forward to warmer and sunnier days ahead! With the rise in temperature, however, we all have to be on the lookout for thunderstorms and the occasional severe weather system that comes through town.

If a storm system pops up unexpectedly, would you be alerted with enough time to prepare and head for shelter? Take the time now to update your weather alert systems and incorporate the helpful severe weather tips below.

Connecting With the Internet

Do you have your phone in your hand right now? Or is it right next to your computer? We all spend so much of our time on our electronics these days that it’s no wonder that the majority of our alert systems work via the internet. Wireless Emergency Alerts is an alert system that is already set up in your phone that can automatically be issued if a weather emergency is in the area. Just be sure that your notifications are turned on! In addition, you can download a weather app or two that you can receive alerts and watch forecasts closely.

However, if you choose to go the app route, make sure you are doing your research. There are all kinds of different apps on the market, and they are not all created equally. Look for the ones that are backed by national organizations or that were created by locally trusted sources. You should also sign up for CodeRED, which is a hyperlocal alert system for our county.

News stations and other local weather channels are also great resources during time-sensitive events. Turn on your TV and tune in when a storm is on the horizon so you can stay connected and watch the system move across the area in real-time.

Other Resources to Utilize

It is important to stay connected no matter your situation, which is why you should have at least one alert system that doesn’t require power in order to work. Your phone, laptop and TV are only good until we lose power or lose a charge, so have a backup alert system for any situation.

Take the time to locate our local weather sirens and find the one nearest to you, noting whether or not it is easy to hear the warning sounds from specific rooms in your home.

In addition, you should consider investing in an NOAA weather radio. Weather radios can come in handy when the power goes out because many of them can be hank crank-operated or solar-powered, which means you can stay connected no matter what!

Are you prepared for what could be coming our way this season? Update your alert systems and make sure you are ready for anything, but keep in mind that we are here to help if your home suffers any sort of home damage this spring.

Serious storms can cause serious property damage. Call SERVPRO® 247 for immediate restoration assistance.

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