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Tornado Damage: Facing the Aftermath

Facing the Aftermath of Tornado Damage by Woodard Cleaning & Restoration in St. Louis, MoPreparing for a tornado or severe weather is one thing, but when your area experiences serious storm damage, that’s quite another. When a tornado or severe storm strikes your area, it is essential to take the proper safety precautions before assessing any tornado damage that may have occurred at your home or to your possessions.

Always Deal with Injuries First

If minor injuries are present, treat them using your first-aid kit. If more severe injuries are present, and medical attention is needed, don’t wait; seek help immediately.

Shut Off Utilities

As you know, gas leaks are extremely dangerous. After all injuries have been noted, turn off your gas, water, and electricity to avoid explosive pipe damages. NEVER use a match, lighter, or any type of open flame to inspect a gas leak.

Inspecting Storm Damage

Using a flashlight, carefully note interior and exterior damages, as well as structural damage that may cause immediate harm. If you suspect your home needs the attention of a restoration team or reconstruction crew, contact a professional immediately, and seek shelter in a safe space.

Clean Up, Safely

After you’ve inspected your space for storm damage, you may begin to clean up. Remember, only clean up what you can, and never touch hazardous objects or debris. If you do find hazardous objects or debris on your property, take photos for your homeowner’s insurance company to assist with the claims process.

Free of Storm Damage & Injuries?

If the storm passed through your area without damaging your property, extend help to those who were not as fortunate as you. Join local rescue teams, volunteer organizations, and charities as a way to help anyone who has suffered tornado damage!

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