Keep Yourself Safe in All Weathers

Posted on by Gavin Holley

As a responsible business we want to help our tenants and communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from bad weather. It was this time last year that we saw the snowfall that brought huge disruption however in 2019 it seems the wet weather is what we need to be better prepared for.

Wet weather and storms can be dangerous if you, your home or local businesses aren’t prepared to withstand gale force winds and a torrential downpour.  Here are a few of our tips to help keep you safe:

  1. Always keep an eye out for severe weather warnings local to you:

Get prepared for any wet weather and storms heading your way by checking on the Met Office website, or by downloading their app on your phone. That way you will know what the forecast is predicts and plan accordingly.

  1. Stay fully charged in case of a power outage:

Heavy rain and thunder can cut the local power supply. That’s why it’s always a good idea to have an emergency kit at the ready so we recommend that you keep a torch, some candles, blankets and phones fully charged in readiness.

  1. Check for leaks and ensure guttering is clear:

If you have any loose tiles that can be fixed before it arrives then please let us know. And make sure you clear out your gutters to prevent water from dripping down external walls, or contact our customer services team for advice.

  1. Don’t forget about your garden:

The last thing you would want to worry about in any bad storms is patio furniture, outdoors children’s play items and fittings stirring up a whirlwind in your garden! That’s why you should always store your outside movables under shelter wherever possible.

As well as your home, please be sure to take care of yourself and your families too.  If you’re on a prepayment meter – then make sure you’re topped up to keep you warm through any bad weather. Wrap up warm and eat food filled with vitamins and nutrients to fight off colds and viruses.

We hope that you find these tips helpful on how to protect your home throughout the rain, winds and any stormy weather ahead of us. We really do hope you don’t need to use this advice and are using SPF30 and sunglasses instead!

Please get in touch with us if you want any further advice of support (but do not use messaging on social media platforms in cases of emergencies in your home):

Telephone: 01443 424200


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