With Tropical Storm Alberto fast approaching the Texas coast, it’s crucial to take immediate steps to ensure the safety of your property and loved ones. The 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season is predicted to be particularly active, and early preparation is key to minimizing damage and ensuring a swift recovery. At Velocity Services Group, we specialize in helping businesses and property owners prepare for and recover from catastrophic events. Here are practical tips to help you prepare for Tropical Storm Alberto and information on how our Catastrophe Rapid Response service can assist you.

1. Create an Emergency Plan

A comprehensive emergency plan is vital for ensuring the safety of everyone involved. Your plan should include:

  • Evacuation Routes: Identify the safest routes to evacuate and practice them with your family or employees.
  • Communication Plan: Establish a communication plan to stay in touch with family members, employees, and emergency services.
  • Emergency Contacts: Keep a list of emergency contacts handy, including local authorities, hospitals, and utility companies.

2. Secure Important Documents

Ensure that all important documents, such as insurance policies, identification papers, and financial records, are stored in a waterproof container. It’s also a good idea to make digital copies and store them securely online.

3. Protect Your Property

Taking proactive steps to secure your property can significantly reduce damage:

  • Reinforce Windows and Doors: Install storm shutters or board up windows and doors to protect against high winds and flying debris.
  • Secure Outdoor Items: Bring in or secure outdoor furniture, equipment, and other items that could become projectiles during the storm.
  • Inspect and Clear Gutters: Ensure that gutters and downspouts are clear of debris to prevent water damage.

4. Assemble an Emergency Kit

An emergency kit should include essential supplies to last at least 72 hours:

  • Water and Non-Perishable Food: Stock up on bottled water and non-perishable food items.
  • Medical Supplies: Include a first-aid kit, prescription medications, and any necessary medical equipment.
  • Flashlights and Batteries: Ensure you have flashlights, extra batteries, and other light sources in case of power outages.
  • Personal Hygiene Items: Pack toiletries, sanitation supplies, and personal hygiene products.

5. Stay Informed

Stay updated with the latest information about Tropical Storm Alberto by monitoring local news, weather forecasts, and alerts from trusted sources like the National Hurricane Center and AccuWeather.

6. Plan for Your Business

Business continuity is critical during and after a storm. Develop a plan to ensure that essential business functions can continue or resume quickly after the storm passes:

  • Backup Data: Ensure that all important business data is backed up and stored securely off-site or in the cloud.
  • Protect Equipment: Secure and protect valuable equipment, including computers and machinery, from potential water or wind damage.

7. Enroll in Velocity Services Group’s Catastrophe Rapid Response™ Service

At Velocity Services Group, we offer a comprehensive Catastrophe Rapid Response™ service designed to help you prepare for and recover from major storms like Tropical Storm Alberto. Our services include:

  • Pre-Catastrophe Planning: We work with you to develop a customized emergency preparedness plan tailored to your specific needs.
  • Immediate Post-Storm Response: Our team of experts is ready to provide swift assistance immediately after the storm, helping you minimize downtime and restore operations quickly.
  • Restoration Services: From water and wind damage remediation to full-scale property restoration, we offer a range of services to help you recover fully.

With over 350+ storms under our belt and 130 years of combined experience, you can trust us to provide top-quality restoration services and support. Don’t wait until it’s too late—prepare now and ensure peace of mind with Velocity Services Group.

Contact Us Today

For more information about our Catastrophe Rapid Response service and how we can help you prepare for Tropical Storm Alberto, contact Velocity Services Group today. Let us be your trusted partner in safeguarding your property and ensuring a swift recovery.