Gear Up for Those Summer Storms

Summer is here and it has seems that the NC thunderstorms are now gearing up. We wanted to refresh some specific thunderstorm preparation and protection because it’s only a matter of time when these storms can interfere with you and your families lives. Because these storm occurrences are random and can come with little warning Spivey Insurance wants to make sure you have the information you need.

A thunderstorm will hit and you may not have enough time to go through a checklist to make sure you have everything you need and are practicing proper safety. Whether you’re in your home or on the road, you should know what to do in case a storm approaches suddenly. Here are a couple of quick checklist items you can try better prepare yourself and your family.

  • Avoid using electrical equipment: If you happen to be inside your home, refrain from using telephones and any other electrical utilities. These may short circuit during the storm and could potentially harm you while using them.
  • For the road: If you’re in the car and get caught in a storm the number one thing you should is reduce your speed. If the weather becomes severe, pull over to the side of the road and wait for the storm to pass.
  • Stay clear of trees: If you’re outdoors try to find shelter in a building if you’re able to. The last thing you want to do is take cover under a tree because they are commonly struck by lightning.
  • Always have an emergency kit. If the power happens to go out make sure you have extra batteries, flashlight, and some candles to spare.
  • Safety inside the home. Make sure to stay clear from any windows and close doors securely. Also avoid taking a shower and bath during thunderstorms.

To ensure your safety as summer is coming to an end make sure you follow the guidelines above to ensure that you have a happy and safe season. If you have any more questions please contact us at 704-821-4460 or stop by our office. Make sure you stay connected with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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