Storm Prep In Ludington

rainstormThere’s been a lot of talk in the past week in the Ludington area about storm preparation.The weather channel has been calling for a lot of heavy rain and thunderstorms so the community has been a bit upside down since they don’t get much precipitation in the area.

What Are The Newscaster Saying?

The newscasters have been forecasting heavy rains that will cause major flooding in the Ludington area.  This is a community that gets a light rainfall a few times every few months, so it’s taking them by surprise.

There are many homeowners that are scrambling around prepping their homes to get ready for the storms that are coming in.  Most of them have never experienced rain storms like the ones that are expected, so it’s a bit of a scare for many of them.

There are some effective safety precautions that a homeowner can take to get their house ready for a big storm, especially when it comes to holding the water out.  That’s the biggest concern, keeping the water out of the basements and other parts of the house.

Prepping For The Storm

We spoke with a Lincoln water damage company and they said there are a few small things that a homeowner can do to get prepared for the storm, to put themselves in the best position possible to keep the water out of the house.

One of the things they said is to move exterior furniture and items that are up close to the house away from the house.  As the rain water runs off of the furniture that is close to the house, it can cause the water not to run away from the house, instead it can go towards the house.

They can also stack a few sandbags near door ways or low windows to keep the water from getting into the structure.  This will only work for so long, but if the water doesn’t get higher than the sandbags it could mean the difference of having no water in the house, or a basement full of water.  This is a very effective method for keeping the water away from the house.

A homeowner can also go to the hardware store and get a thick plastic drop cloth and use that to secure some of the windows that are low to the ground, or any doorways as well.  You’ll want to use a good waterproof tape to hold the plastic on.  This works really well and can hold the water off for a decent amount of time.

Be Smart And Move Your Stuff

It’s also a smart idea to move anything that is of value to you that might be in a water danger zone in the house, just in case water does make it’s way into the house.  Doing a few things to prep to keep the water out is a very good idea, but just in case it doesn’t work, it’s very important to move your valuables off the floor and to a secure place in the house.

All in all, the community of Ludington is coming together to help each other out brace for the storm.  Mother nature is unpredictable at times, and you never know how things are going to turn out.  So our best advice is to take all the precautions necessary, to give yourself the best chance of keeping the water out of the home.

We’ll say a prayer of good thoughts for the town, and we look forward to hearing that everything worked out just fine :)

Booking A Wedding In Ludington?

So it’s that time in your life… the big day!

Time to make that special bond with that special person in your life.  So exciting!  We know that there’s a lot to plan for your wedding day, and we want to help point you in the right direction to alleviate some stress.

After you’ve figured out who you’re going to invite, which is no easy task, then it’s time to really start digging in and planning the day.  I always recommend people coming up with their initial guest list first, and then get into the other planning afterwards.

It’s always best to group your guests according to who knows each other.  Sometimes you have to look at who gets along, and who doesn’t.  The last thing you want is an argument to break out on your wedding day, and disrupting the beautiful day.

So seating is important to ensure the day flows smoothly.  This is your day, and most people should know that, but people are people and people do silly stuff sometimes.  So just do a once over of your list and make sure everyone is at a table that suits them.

Now it’s time to start planning the festivities:

Venue – The venue can make or break your wedding day, so make sure to pick a place with a good reputation.  This is the setting where it’s all going to take place, so choose a place that you feel comfortable with.  A place where you can see everything going smoothly and everyone have a good time.  There a so many different types of venues from catering halls, restaurants, hotel, park settings, beachfront, or something unique to you.

Music – There are many different directions to go here.  Some people like to just got the old fashion route and hire a DJ to handle all the music for the evening.  If this is the direction that you go, make sure to get a playlist together that you’re happy with.  Another great music idea is a live band.  There are so many great local cover bands, that can play all of your favorite songs.  Many guests really like this option, and it adds a spice to the event.

Transportation – How are you going to get you, your spouse and the wedding party to and from the wedding?  Majority of people book a limo to transport everyone.  There are so many options when looking to book your limousine transportation.  Just make sure that your guests are comfortable and not packed in like sardines.  We’ve seen so many wedding parties travel on a Long Island party bus, which takes the entire wedding to a whole new level.

Flowers & Decorations – This is what brings the entire event together and making it feel all warm and fuzzy.  Decorations and flowers will give your wedding the feel you’re looking for, so make sure to pick arrangements that will make the room feel good.  Always make sure to see the flowers in person, so there are no surprise come your wedding day.

There are many other things to consider when getting married, but this short list should get you started when booking a limo in ludington.

Transportation Around The Area

If you’re looking for some good transportation around the area, you have many choices… but with many choices can come confusion on who to trust.  That’s the biggest thing when looking for reliable transportation.

So I thought we’d take a cruise around the area and look at a few of the different ways you can get around, and where you can know you’re being taken care of the right way.  I know when I’m traveling, it’s important to have a few things when it comes to transportation.

  1. On time transportation – this is probably the most important factor of them all.  Too many times you hire a company for transportation and they’re not punctual when picking you up.  It’s important that they are there early, or at least on time, so you arrive at your destination on time.
  2. Safety first – make sure the drivers are professionally trained and have your best interest in mind.  You want to get to where you’re going at the correct time, but you also want to make there all in one piece.  Make sure the drivers all have the proper licensing and training.
  3. Affordability – prices can be all over the map when it comes to transportation, so you want to find one that doesn’t pinch the pocketbook.  You have to be careful as some companies take advantage of people if they don’t know the area, so it’s important to know the rates of the area before you book something for yourself.

Those are just a few of the factors needed when finding reliable transportation.  There are more, but those are the ones that stand out to me from my experience.  No matter the type of transportation you choose, those points will come into play.

Now that you have that out of the way, it’s time to choose the type of ride you’re going to book.  This really all depends on your style, taste and money situation.. so we’ll cover a few from all ends of the spectrum.

  1. Taxi Cab – a taxi is a great way to get from point A to point B, especially if you’re in a rush.  Taxi drivers tend to put the pedal to the metal and know the ins and outs of the city, so you’ll get to where you want to go fast.  They are usually pretty affordable, so it fits most budgets.
  2. Limo Rental Service – if you want to ride a bit more in style, then a Huntington limo is probably your best bet.  Get picked up by a chauffeur, and roll like a celebrity to your destination.  Kick back, roll the windows down and go red carpet style.  Limo drivers are usually always on time and trustworthy, so this would be a really good choice.
  3. Train – there’s always the good old railroad.  This might take you a bit longer to get there, but you’ll get there.  Some like the scenic route as well, and that is one of the perks with riding the train.  You get to experience the greenery, and you get off the road and get to enjoy nature during your travels.  The ticket for a train is definitely much less than cruising in a limousine or a taxi.

If you’re looking for the most up to date information about Ludington, you can always find it on Wikipedia.  It’s a great tool to check when traveling through and around town.  It will give you information that you usually can only find there,_Michigan

Also, if you’re looking for a driving tour of the area, check out this really cool video.  Strap on your seat belt and get ready for the ride… we’ll see you on the next post!

Welcome To My Site

lud-welcomeWelcome to my website.  I’ll be sharing information about businesses in the Ludington ad surrounding areas.  If you follow my information here, you’ll get a lot of great content on things to do, places to see and business that you can trust when you need their service.

That’s really the mission behind this website.  To connect others with good information that provides value in their lives.  There’s too many services out there where people are not getting what they need, so it inspired me to do my part and help out.

We’re here to serve you the best we can, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you need anything or have any questions.  This site was built on the mindset of helping others, and doing good in the world.. I think we need more of that around here!

So enjoy the site, look around, and find what you need… and if we do you a good service, pay it forward and pass us on to someone else, that’s all we ask.  See you around Ludington!