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Upgrading Your Weather Alert Systems This Spring | SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex

3/1/2024 (Permalink)

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Spring weather is right around the corner if you can believe it! After the weirdly dry winter we experienced, we would bet that many of us are looking forward to spring rain showers and rumbling thunderstorms.

However, the arrival of spring weather means that severe weather season is on the horizon as well. Being prepared for severe weather like high winds or even tornadoes can help keep your family safe, so we explain some easy ways to make sure you are alerted and informed of any incoming weather.

Staying Connected

Many of us spend our entire days surrounded by screens, so it should be no surprise that phones and TVs remain one of the most common ways of receiving weather alerts. Wireless Emergency Alerts are national alerts that can be issued directly to your phone, so check to make sure your notifications are turned on for this. You should also update any weather apps that you have to send you alerts based on your location.

Keep in mind that you should choose wisely when it comes to weather apps. Not every app should be trusted as many of them tend to inflate forecasts or over exaggerate them for likes or engagement. Stick to the nationally recognized organizations or trusted local sources instead.

That being said, TV stations and local weather authorities are also great resources when it comes to staying informed in real time. You can tune into one of our local stations to watch storms move across the area and you will be able to heed any warnings or sheltering recommendations as soon as they are issued.

When the Power Goes Out

While the TV, phones and laptops can be really helpful during severe weather, they are only useful when we have power or if your devices are charged. Once the power goes out, it can put you in a really vulnerable position if you have no other ways of staying connected.

This is why you should have at least one other way of receiving alerts that does not rely on electricity in order to work. To start, you should know where the nearest weather siren is located and if you are able to easily hear it from your home.

In addition, you should also invest in an NOAA weather radio. Having a hand-crank or solar-powered radio in emergency situations will ensure you can still get the information you need in order to stay safe and stay informed.

We hope you all are ready for another exciting spring weather season! Remember that we are always here for you if your home or property suffers from storm damage. We will help you recover quickly no matter your situation.

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

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