Spring in Michigan brings unpredictable weather, and preparing for approaching storms is important. Thunderstorms, high winds, and lightning strikes can cause fire damage, power outages, and even lead to physical injury. Here are a few ways you can prepare for spring storms in Michigan.
1. Stay Informed
Stay tuned to local weather reports and keep a backup source of information, such as a weather app or NOAA weather radio. You can sign up for alerts and notifications to stay informed of any possible threats. Knowing the severity of upcoming storms and the time frame they are expected to hit can help prepare for safety measures.
2. Prepare Your Home
Make sure your home is storm-ready before spring hits. Trim trees and remove any dead branches that could fall during a storm. Check windows, doors, and roofs for any cracks or leaks. Invest in surge protectors to protect your appliances and electronic equipment in the event of power surges. Ensure your sump pump works properly to prevent flooding in your basement.
3. Create an Emergency Kit
Put together an emergency kit with essentials such as water, non-perishable food, a first-aid kit, flashlights, batteries, a hand crank radio, and blankets. Have this kit easily accessible, and make sure everyone in the family is aware of its location.
4. Have a Plan
Discuss a plan with your family in case of an emergency. Identify a safe area inside your home where you can take shelter. Assign responsibilities to all family members, including pets. Decide where you will meet if you become separated during a storm.
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5. Stay Safe
Above all, prioritize safety during a spring storm. If you hear thunder or see lightning, move indoors and stay away from windows. Avoid using electronics, including landline phones, as they can conduct electricity. Avoid standing under trees or near water if you are caught outside during a storm. Do not drive through flooded areas, and never attempt to pass through standing water in a vehicle.
By preparing for spring storms in Michigan, you can reduce the risk of injury, property damage, and power outages. Remember to stay informed, prepare your home or business, create an emergency kit, have a plan, and prioritize safety.
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