Stay Safe During Storm Season

As we make our way through August, there’s always a possibility of storms and severe weather. With a chance of thunder storms predicted this weekend, it’s good to know who to call if the lights go out.  Be sure to check out the following tips and Chevy Chase services so your family can have a safe, enjoyable summer.

Storm Services in Montgomery County, MD

If your power goes out in the middle of a storm (or anytime, for that matter) call Pepco at 877-737-2662. You have a better chance of getting your lights back on if everyone in the community contacts Pepco, so make sure to remind your neighbors to call.

If you want to stay ahead of the game, register forAlert Montgomery. Just provide your name and email to get emergency notifications and alerts. The alerts range from traffic and weather to school, park and government notifications.

Hurricane Tips for Chevy Chase Residents

Although we haven’t had any hurricanes yet, the season isn’t over. Here is a list of things you should keep in a secure place in the event of a bad storm.

  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Non-perishable food, especially canned food
  • Can opener
  • Bottled Water
  • First-Aid Supplies
  • Portable Radio to keep up with local updates

It is also a good idea to make sure you have enough gas for your car in case you need to evacuate.

Since the chance of flying debris is increased during bad storms, it isn’t a bad idea to have storm shutters installed on your Chevy Chase home. Or you can always buy plywood boards to cover your windows as well.

Let us know what steps your family has taken to prepare for bad weather.

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