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Pre- Storm Tips

  • Keep roof inspected and maintained.

  • Keep gutters clear of any debris.

  • Close blinds, drapes or curtains to help prevent glass from coming inside the building.

  • Own a battery, solar or crank operated weather radio.

  • Have medications and first aid supplies for three to five days for you and your pets.

  • Have extra cash in case of power outages as you may not have access to an ATM.

  • Extra blankets, pillows and towels.

  • Own battery-operated flash lights.

  • Three to five days of bottled water and non-perishable food.

  • Food, water and health records for your pets.

  • Any needed health records for yourself and family.

  • Owning a portable phone charger.

  • Emergency numbers on a laminated card as well as any important documents such a insurance, identification cards, social security cards in water proof bags or containers.

  • Safe room for shelter during severe weather.


Post- Storm Tips

  • Document damage to your home before clean up with photos or video, and compile a written list of damaged items.

  • Read your homeowner insurance policy thoroughly to see what is and isn’t covered before contacting the insurance company.

  • If you suffered serious damage, consult with a roofing contractor. Do not attempt to get on roof.

  • Check for leaks by looking for water spots on ceilings

  • Check for down power lines or gas leaks. If you find either notify your utility provider. Do not approach a downed line.

  • Avoid flood waters as the water could be contaminated or electrically charged from down power lines.

  • Enter the building carefully. If your door sticks along the top as you try to enter stop and do not enter. This could be a sign of more sever roof damage.

  • Do not light any candles, cigarettes, or operate electrical switches around the house until the building is inspected. When cleaning never mix bleach with ammonia products containing ammonia.


Important Contacts

Helping people before, during, and after disasters.

Red Cross
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies.

National Relief Network
The NRN is an organization committed to bringing large numbers of volunteers to areas for aide and rebuilding.

Colorado 811

Dial 811 or 800-922-1987
To facilitate damage prevention and find utility lines before you dig.

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