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How to Prepare for Severe Weather at Work

3/2/2022 (Permalink)

There are factors that go into storms and sometimes you may be stuck at work in the event of an unexpected storm. There are ways to prepare and ways to make sure you are prepared. You have to make sure that you are safe, but you also need to make sure that others in your workplace are safe as well. Here are some ways to prepare for severe weather when you are at work.

Tips for when a thunderstorm is approaching

Always make sure that you or your coworkers have access to a weather radio. This is the best way to make sure you are getting the updates you need in the event of an emergency. 

Know where your office fire extinguisher and safety kit are located. If an extreme situation were to happen, this is a great way to make sure you and your coworkers are prepared. 

In the event of a fire emergency, make sure you and your coworkers are aware of any emergency exits or have an existing plan in the event of an emergency situation.

Severe Thunderstorm Preparedness 

If there is a storm that is brewing, make sure that you are unplugging any equipment if you are asked to. 

Do not go outside, and make sure that you are staying away from windows, or staying as far away from them as possible. This is your best bet if you are in an emergency situation. 

Make sure that you are aware of the difference between a tornado WATCH and a tornado WARNING in your area. 

Tornado Preparedness 

In the scenario that a tornado has touched down close to your workplace, or is forecasted to touch down, make sure that you are prepared and are keeping your eyes on the news.

Sit under a desk if there is one nearby or a table. This is in extreme situations, but useful if you are ever in one of these scenarios.  

Make sure you are staying as far away as possible from the windows. If your workplace does not have an emergency shelter, the best bet is to go to where there are no windows to protect yourself the most from a tornado. 

SERVPRO is here 24/7 to help in emergency situations and extreme weather conditions. 

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