What to do After the Storm
Research has shown the majority of storm related deaths occur within the first three hours following the passing of the storm cell. A quick search of the internet will lend plenty of advice on how to prepare prior to and during the storm.
For most individuals following a storm, we want to survey the damage that our community sustained. More often than not, by going out during these moments following the storm we are elevating the danger for emergency personnel.
Follow these three steps to ensure the safety of yourself and other following a storm:
- Remain inside until it has been deemed safe to go out
- Standing water and downed powerlines should be avoided at all cost
- Buildings may have incurred structural damage and should be entered cautiously
The above steps will increase the safety of yourself and those around you. If in doubt, do not go out!