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Paul Davis provides spring storm safety tips

March 26, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, FL — The U.S. is the most severe weather-prone country on Earth, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), according to a press release.

Each year, there are approximately 100,000 thunderstorms with 10,000 being severe; 5,000 floods; and 1,000 tornadoes, the release stated.

According to the release, March signals the arrival of spring storm season, and Paul Davis Restoration Inc. offers the following tips for protecting life and property:

  1. The first item your basic emergency kit should include is: Water, at least one gallon of water per person and pets for a minimum of three days
  2. The second item your basic emergency kit should include is: Food, a three-day supply of non-perishable food for adults, children and pets and a can opener
  3. The third item your basic emergency kit should include is: A battery-powered or hand crank commercial radio and a NOAA Weather Radio
  4. The fourth item your basic emergency kit should include is: A cell phone with charger
  5. The fifth item your basic emergency kit should include is: A flashlight.

For more basic emergency kit items, click here.

Below are some valuable tips for protecting your property from severe weather:

  1. The first tip for protecting your property from severe weather is: Clear yard of loose articles and debris
  2. The second tip for protecting your property from severe weather is: Trim trees and shrubs
  3. The third tip for protecting your property from severe weather is: Keep lawn furniture, outdoor toys, garbage cans secured or stored
  4. The fourth tip for protecting your property from severe weather is: Inspect your roof and repair any loose shingles
  5. The fifth tip for protecting your property from severe weather is: Repair siding, awnings, gutters and downspouts.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.