There’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 water damage restoration 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