It's September, which means that Texans are keeping their eyes on the Gulf.
It's Hurricane Season!
Each year, BVR Waste and Recycling, a BIG Company, dedicates ourselves to educating and supporting the Gulf Coast states that are impacted by tropical storms. We want you to be prepared for severe weather brought by the 2021 Hurricane Season and know that we are here to help when needed.
First, always be prepared. You are encouraged to plan now for the next big storm. Know the evacuation routes and stay up to date with the latest forecast.
Also, it is important to ensure that you have adequate supplies. Make sure you have enough medicine, food and water to last until relief arrives if you are unable to evacuate. FEMA recommends that you have at least enough supplies for you and each of your family members for 72 hours during a disaster situation. However, based upon BIG staff experiences, we recommend 96 hours for sufficient support.
Second, prepare for extended power and water loss. You can store water in the bath tub for use in flushing toilets or cleaning; however, your cannot use this water for drinking unless it has been boiled.
Gallon jugs or cases of drinking water can be stored easily and used to support your family. Buy now to prevent from experiencing depleted shelves as storms approach. Additionally, ensure you have food on hand that can be prepared with no electricity. Remember, planning ahead is essential. Lastly, you should obtain ice early to refrigerate any perishable items.
Be sure to follow the recommended safety steps to prevent fire or inhalation of fumes that could lead to injury or death when using a generator. Never use your generator inside your home or near an open window. This allows harmful gasses to accumulate and overwhelm the inhabitants of the residence. Also, ensure that any fuel stored for the operation of the generator is stored in an approved container, away from flames or other sources of ignition.
Remember, planning ahead will help you to have the necessary supplies on hand to survive until resources are able to move into your area and assist your community.
BIG Will Be There
Lastly, if you sustain damage to your home or business, our teams will be ready to provide the necessary services to remove the storm debris. We will provide you with invoices that can be submitted to your insurance provider for reimbursement as part of the clean up.
Our knowledgeable Director of Safety and Emergency Response will be happy to work with you to plan ahead for the next disaster, ensuring that your business is up and running as soon as possible.
To find out more about how BVR and Brannon Industrial Group can help you stay ahead of the storm, call 979-830-9060.