Winter has arrived - Be Prepared for Winter Storms
The Chicagoland area has had our fair share of snow and cold weather this year and as we head into the weekend the temperatures are going to get even lower. It is important to be prepared for winter storms and extreme freezing temperatures that can come with them.
Winter storms can also create a higher risk of hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, heart attacks from overexertion, and car accidents. Snowstorms, blizzards, freezing rain, ice, and high winds are all things that can knock out heat, power, and communication services. SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle is ready to respond quickly if you experience a storm damage emergency caused by winter weather.
Please follow these safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on what to do if you are under a winter storm warning:
Winter Storm Warning
- Find shelter right away.
- Stay off roads.
- Stay indoors and dress warmly.
- Prepare for power outages.
- Use a generator outside only.
- Listen for emergency information and alerts.
- Look for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.
- Check on neighbors.
If you experience a storm damage emergency in your home or business, SERVPRO of Wheaton / Glen Ellyn / Lisle is ready to respond 24 hours a day. Call us at 630-384-1040.