How to Prepare for an Unexpected Hail Storm
You know what they say, “expect the unexpected” and an unexpected hailstorm is something to be prepared for. Whether you are driving, outside, or staying safe inside, there is a list of ways to make sure you are prepared for these unexpected disasters and ways to prepare your home as well.
Outside during a hailstorm
If you are outside when a hailstorm happens, make sure to find a safe place to go. If you have anything on hand that may be big enough to cover your head, use that to make sure your head does not get injured. Better yet, if you have something that may protect your entire body, that is ideal. Do not hide under anything that may break or cause debris, such as trees. Tree branches may snap off and cause injury.
In a car during a hailstorm
If you are driving during a hailstorm, try and find a place to park instead of continuing to drive. Remain in your vehicle until the hail stops and try to get further away from car windows if possible, and make sure to cover your eyes for added protection
Inside during a hailstorm.
Remain inside until the hail stops and make sure to stay away from any windows. Do not leave the building, house, etc. for any reason
Preparing your home for a hailstorm
Check your roof, if your roof is in good condition, you should not have any issues if the hail begins to pile on. Make sure to get your roof inspected to make sure there are no issues, and when unexpected things happen, you will be prepared. Storm shutters are a great investment for you, your family, and your home. These will reduce any damage from hailstorms and the winds they may bring. Bring outdoor items inside, and make sure they are in a safe space that will not harm you or any of the occupants in your home. If you are unable to move items due to their size, try to cover them with a tarp to minimize damage if possible.
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