Being Prepared for Spring Weather in Deep East Texas
Spring in Texas is ripe for any number of weather-related incidents. Anything from Heavy thunderstorms, to tornadoes, to flooding, Spring storms can be tough on homeowners. Since 1980, losses from thunderstorms have increased to an astounding fifteen billion dollars in 2018. Hail storms alone last year cost home owners one billion dollars according to the Insurance Information Institute.
Obviously, we are unable to predict what the weather will be, but with careful planning, you can take the appropriate steps to be prepared when storms hit.
- Cut down dead or dying branches from trees near your home that could fall during a storm.
- Always have an emergency kit prepared with a first aid kit, flashlights, extra batteries, non-perishable food, water, and a radio in case of a lengthy power outage.
- Surge protectors are relatively inexpensive and can save your electronics from being destroyed during a power surge.
- Keep tabs on the health and stability of your home’s roof, especially after East Texas’ winter months of freezing precipitation. Also, keep your gutters clean and free of debris backup which could flood portions of your lawn and, potentially, your home.
- Finally, make sure loose items on your decks and patios are tied down during heavy storms.
These simple tasks can help protect your home during the uneven weathered Texas Spring months.