The disaster in Moore has been a major story in the news. The tornado that ripped through that Oklahoma town left a horrendous wake of destruction! Disaster relief teams are on hand offering a host of restoration services to the residents of Moore. (If you’re looking for ways to help, please visit the City of Moore website. )
Closer to home, it was just a few days ago when ominous clouds darkened the Cedar Hill skies. On Wednesday, May 15th,Cedar Hill faced the very real threat of severe weather.
Sirens were blasting their warnings throughout the DFW Metroplex. They were alerting their citizens to the approach of impending danger.
Tornadoes. Large hail. High winds. Each disaster has etched its mark on the memories of North Texans. Even now, residents in Cedar Hill, as well as many parts of the Metroplex, are seeking restoration services to cope with the damages left behind from the April and May storms.
Dr. Clean is proud to be a trusted source for many home and business owners in the Metroplex. We offer a variety of quality, restoration services.
One of the services we offer is detailed documentation. We photograph and record the damages…simplifying the process for the submission of your insurance claims.
One major component to our restoration services is our 24/7 availability. We have trained professionals ready to roll in all types of disaster and emergency situations.
We understand that when a disaster strikes, it is a traumatic experience. That’s why we make sure that all of our trained professionals carefully explain each and every step before they get started with the restoration process.
Hopefully, we’ve seen the last of the heavy storms this year. But in case more head our way, we’re including some helpful information from the city of Cedar Hill. Providing safety precautions and tips is another one of their services to the community.
Basic Tornado Shelter Safety
• The lowest possible level of a building or structure (Ex: First floor, basement, storm cellar)
• Interior room with no windows, such as a closet or bathroom
• Get underneath sturdy piece of furniture and cover neck and head
• Avoid places / rooms with wide-span roofs (cafeterias, gymnasiums, shopping malls)
• Mobile Homes are not safe shelters; you should make plans before the storm arrives to get to an alternate shelter
• Apartment dwellers should have a plan in place to get to an apartment on the lowest level of the complex. Contact your Leasing Office
• Do not attempt to outrun a tornado in your automobile; seek shelter inside a nearby building. Be sure not to choose a large box store with a wide-span roof.
• If stranded outside, lie down in a ditch or low lying area away from the vehicle, but remain aware of possible flash flooding
• Do not seek shelter underneath a bridge or overpass
The City of Cedar Hill does not have public storm shelters because while they may seem like a good idea, they often come with more risks than benefits to residents including:
• Opening public buildings as storm shelters gives a false sense of security and may offer no more protection than a well-built residential structure.
• Traveling to a public storm shelter could put you at greater risk than if you sheltered in place. Traffic is likely to get congested if everyone is heading toward one location. Your vehicle is one of Be alert and keep up with media weather or download a weather app with radar for your smart phone. Take shelter when you hear of a tornado warning. Talk with your family about where you will go during a tornado warning and how you plan to make contact if you are separated.
• Tornadoes can happen at night. If a storm wakes you at 2 a.m. you likely won’t have enough time to gather your family, load them into a car and drive to a storm shelter. Sheltering in place affords you the quickest and best protection for a short notice event.
• The City has not built a public storm shelters because it would be impossible to shelter even a small percentage of the population.
For additional information and safety tips, visit the city of Cedar Hill website.