Stormy weather can be unpredictable (as you may have noticed from the one that hit the area last night). At P.J. Fitzpatrick, we know that’s not the end of it and we’re here to offer some tips on how you can prepare for a stormy weekend:
Make food plans.
If you lose power because of a storm, it’s always a guess as to when it will be back on, and you can only go so long without lunch or dinner. Make some dinner plans for if your power isn’t back on by a certain time: opt for take-out (just be sure to stock up on menus) or have some grill-friendly food on hand that you can cook without an electric stove. No one likes going hungry during a storm!
Have some flashlights ready.
Strong storms mean you may lose your light sources, so stock up on flashlights and the batteries for the flashlights. (Make sure you know what kind they take.) You can also grab some candles to keep common areas lit.
Get yourself a game.
Can’t watch television? Computer’s dead? How about a good old-fashioned game to pass the time? Buy a fun family one and save it specifically for a stormy day. You can grab a board game like Sorry or Scrabble or go for a classic game like Charades or 20 Questions.
Buy a few hand-held fans.
Summertime storms could mean no air conditioning and at P.J. Fitzpatrick, we know no air conditioning can get brutal. While they may not be as comfortable as AC, hand-held fans can help keep you cool until your cooling system is back up and running.
Charge your devices.
You never know when you’re going to need your phone, tablet, or laptop, so keep a good charge on them if you’re expecting a storm. You can also look into solar charging system that you can power up during the sunny hours and then use if you lose electricity.
Call P.J. Fitzpatrick
Since 1980, our home improvement company has been helping homeowners throughout the Delaware Valley and beyond prepare and recover from storms. Give us a call and we’ll inspect your roofing, siding, gutters, or any other part of your home you think may be susceptible to a bad storm. And if you experience damage, our 24/7 specialists are here to fix whatever is needed.