Emergencies are becoming more and more common. Hurricanes, wildfires, flooding and many other disasters force people to leave their homes and take many lives every year. Are you prepared if a disaster comes your way? Many have prepared a “go-bag” that contains their essentials for quickly leaving their home in an emergency, as well as, copies of important documents that they want to preserve.
To keep your home safe in the case you have to leave it, and if you have the time to do some preparation, you should disconnect your water, electric and gas service at the main shutoff valves. If there were to be a storm that damages the pipes or lines in your walls, having these services shut off will prevent a disastrous result. If you do have enough advance warning and the time for it, putting up boards across your windows can make it less likely for them to be crushed by gusts of wind or objects carried by the wind.