Paul Davis Offers Tips to Keep Families Safe
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The 2014 Atlantic
hurricane season runs from June through November and is forecasted to
include 11 named storms, including five hurricanes. However, El Nino is
on its way which may play a major role in severe weather. This year,
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awareness theme Resolve
to be Ready, focuses on the family and preparedness including: who to
call, where to meet and what to pack.
A family emergency plan form is available at:
A video is available at:
Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., a national franchise company and leading
provider of fire and water damage clean up and restoration services for
residential and commercial properties, encourages families and
businesses to get ready and offers the following tips for safety during
Pre-hurricane season preparation:
— Build an “Emergency Ready Kit”
— Prepare a family communications plan
Know the terminology:
— Tropical Storm – A low-pressure, tropical system with winds near the
center between 39 and 73 mph.
— Hurricane – A hurricane has sustained winds near the center of a tropical
storm that reach 74 mph.
— Hurricane Watch – When a hurricane or tropical storm is possible within
— Hurricane Warning – When a hurricane or tropical storm is expected within
— Eye – The center of a hurricane with the strongest winds and heaviest
rains. Inside the eye is typically calm.
— Storm Surge – The onshore push of ocean water from high winds that is
When a hurricane watch or warning is issued:
— Protect windows with plywood boards or storm shutters.
— Secure outside objects.
— Pay attention to weather reports on radio, TV or the Internet.
— Make arrangements for the elderly or those who have special needs to be
evacuated, pets too.
— Leave low lying areas.
— Evacuate if instructed to leave.
What to do during the storm:
— Stay in a secure room and away from windows.
— Don’t use the telephone or candles.
— Monitor weather and civic service bulletins on regular or NOAA weather
— Remain indoors when the eye of the hurricane moves over your area, the
storm will resume shortly.
What to do after the storm:
— Make sure everyone is safe and accounted for.
— Monitor the radio and social media sites like Twitter and Facebook for
information from emergency management officials.
— Before venturing outside, ensure the storm has completely passed.
— Report downed power lines and stay away from them.
For more information, contact Paul Davis at 888.473.7669. Visit the
website at www.pauldavis.com.
About Paul Davis:
Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. is a national franchisor and leading
provider of restoration services for residential and commercial
properties since 1966. Paul Davis Restoration also provides complete
remodeling services and has franchise locations throughout North
America with owners and technicians who are certified by The Institute
of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Visit
the website at www.pauldavis.com.