Tornado Season – How to Be Prepared & Handle Property Damage
By Admin | July 26, 2022
Summer can be beautiful in Minnesota, but it can also have some major storms, including tornadoes. Tornadoes have varying degrees of strength based on the Fujita–Pearson scale (FPP scale), the Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF-Scale), and the TORRO scale (T-Scale). However you measure them, there’s no doubt that tornadoes can cause devastating results in a matter of seconds.
Preparation is Everything
Since we haven’t really found a way to battle tornadoes, the best way to handle them is by time-honored preparation strategies. Some we’ve been doing since childhood (avoiding windows and getting to the lowest level of a building), but others might not be as obvious. For example, you should definitely create an emergency kit that includes:
- First aid supplies
- Spare clothes
- Bottled water, and
- A radio
Another thing you should have ready: important documents in case you face property damage. We’re talking insurance policies, photos of your home, social security cards, and birth certificates.
What to Do if a Tornado Damages Your Property
Property damage from a tornado (or any storm) can be terrifying. You might be stressed out and confused, which makes it crucial to plan ahead. That way, if the moment does arrive, you’ll have important documents readily available to help you take the next steps quickly.
If your property is damaged by a tornado, wind, hail, lightning, or any other disaster, the first priority is to make sure everyone is safe and call 9-1-1 for emergency response help. Once that’s taken care of, you’ll want to get ahold of a mitigation company to handle the damaged structure.
Ungerman, Inc. is available to people and businesses 24/7 to help with property damage at a moment’s notice. We help with storm damage services such as:
- Board up
- Temporary roof systems
- Debris clean up
- Water damage
- Interior and exterior repair
- And more
Our crews will be dispatched instantly to clean up and ensure that the property stays safe. Each year, we assist homeowners, business owners, or property managers through every step of the reconstruction process. If you need help, call us today at 612-825-2800!
About Ungerman, Inc.
These are only some of the services we offer commercial entities. Ungerman, Inc. is a family-owned company providing full-service mitigation, restoration, reconstruction, and renovation. Our mission is to provide our clients with the highest quality of dependable services while carefully managing costs.
We will provide accurate estimates, clear communication, and efficient completion of necessary mitigation and repairs in order to complete projects successfully. Through this process, we will build a solid relationship between the customer, insurance company, and UNGERMAN. If you need restoration, reconstruction, or renovation, please contact us today!