Thunderstorms are rare in Portland and it's important to remember they are dangerous, but they’re especially dangerous for the unprepared. People can get hurt when unprepared! You may be sheltering from the storm for a few hours if the storm is severe enough. Thunderstorms also dramatically increase your risk of electrocution. Keep your family safe with some planning and preparation.
Here are some tips to prepare your Home for Thunderstorms.
-Relocate your valuables - Move treasures away from windows and doors, and take them upstairs, if possible.
-Inspect your roof - Whether you have metal, single-ply, or shingles,
make sure that your roof is properly installed and in good condition.
-Prepare your windows - Install storm windows. If that’s not possible, set up interior sheet plastic window insulation kits.