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Be Storm-Ready Even if You Are Just at Home

Feb 02, 2023
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There are numerous events in life that are out of our command.

A natural disaster striking your neighborhood for instance is an obvious illustration. Although the government and media can take action to report, nobody can truly predict how damaging a catastrophe will be before it occurs.

We can only prepare for nature's negative impacts when it becomes enraged because it is more potent than we are. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have supplied some instructions starting off with creating a plan of action.

We are aware that the Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1 and that the North Pacific hurricane season begins on May 15. November 30 marks the official end of the season. To guarantee your family's protection, you can make extensive preparations. These precautions can be useful not only during typhoons but also in other domestic catastrophes. You must post emergency phone numbers near and on all of your home's phones, as well as on your refrigerator. Ensure that you are prepared with an emergency supplies kit as well. Additionally, each member of the family must be aware of how to get from your home to the closest shelter. You should also keep a list of animal-friendly accommodations if you are pet parents. 

The CDC advises having the basic necessities such as food, drinks, medication, sources of power, flashlights, additional batteries, health and personal items, medical documents, passports, and identification cards in your emergency supplies. Everyone living in your home must be familiar with using the fire extinguisher, which must be a part of the furniture.

Once a typhoon hits, your vehicle must also be prepared. You cannot move cars within your garage until the gas tank is full and it is clean. An emergency pack must always be present in your vehicle.

So when a typhoon is predicted, you should keep up with the news as much as you can. Watch TV, tune into the radio, and browse the internet. Inform the authorities of any particular requirements you may have so they can handle them right away. Animals and pets must be transported to a secure location.

Of course, you also need to get the remainder of the family and your house ready. Together, go over your plan. Give everyone copies of crucial numbers. Doors and windows of the home must be covered. You need to clean up your yard. You shouldn't point your bicycle, griller, tank, lawnmower, or anything else in the path of the storm as it could blow it in your direction of residence. If the advice calls for a power outage, you must be ready, especially if flooding is expected. You must have drinkable water in all of your water jugs at home.

Put your possessions up high so they won't get wet if a flood comes into your home to safeguard them from becoming wet. For instance, vital objects are kept in your garage. Utilizing the space between your walls and ceiling as a place to store your items can help to keep them safe. Don't leave any items on the ground, and attempt to raise your car as well.

At FlexiMounts, you may buy choices for wall shelves and overhead storage racks. Below are a few options:

WRC24B CORNER 2-PACK 2′ X 4′ WALL SHELVING

This wall-shelving option is ideal for small garages. Utilizing the available corner space, this wall shelf will make the most of all the open places in your garage. It can function as a 2-pack shelf or a corner shelf. This product has an integrated grid design just like the FlexiMounts' other wall shelves and overhead storage racks. One person may easily install it because the package includes all the required hardware. Additionally, a blueprint for installation will show you where to mount the holes. It can be installed in a concrete wall or wood studs. This is compatible with hooks GRH1/GRH1B and FlexiMounts GRH2/GRH2B for further storage.

WS SERIES ADJUSTABLE 3-TIER WALL SHELVING

FlexiMounts offers wall storage alternatives with up to three levels of shelves if your garage isn't particularly big or you want additional shelves. The business touts a patent-pending structural architecture that enables product adjustment without the use of any tools. This wall shelf can support a combined weight of 300 to 450 pounds. Each level's height can be changed to suit your specific requirements. It is available in two sizes, 1'x3' and 1'x4', and is made of powder-coated steel that is assured to be of the highest quality. Even though it is in three shelves, this product, like the others, is simple to install by one person. It can also be used with wood stud and/or a concrete wall. 

GR48F BASIC 4′ X 8′ OVERHEAD GARAGE STORAGE RACK

The GR48F is an overhead storage rack offered by FlexiMounts. Its dimensions are 4' x 8' and it can support 600 pounds. The height is movable between 22 and 40 inches. It is assured to be strong and solid because it is composed of cold-rolled steel, allowing you to load 3/8" or even thicker plywood. You can use old wooden planks or even change the color of your wooden desks.

The numerous dedicated inbuilt mounting points on this product will guarantee the safety of your goods. It utilizes ceiling space, just like the other things on this list, making it the ideal storage option for seasonal and unneeded items maintained in your garage.

GR48M PRO 4′ X 8′ OVERHEAD GARAGE STORAGE RACK

Do you require a product with a high weight capacity? The weight limit for this overhead storage rack is 800 pounds. Its dimensions are 4'x8', and because its height can be changed from 22 to 40 inches, it can hold up to 150 cu. of storage space. It has the same recognizable FlexiMounts integrated grid design and is made of cold-rolled steel like the other items. It is also waterproof. With the reliable step-by-step instructions and installation template, it can also be installed quickly. One box containing everything will be delivered to your door. Since it comes with high-quality screws and all of its hardware has passed rigorous quality checks, you won't need to worry if it falls from the ceiling. Be aware that this is compatible with joist spacing of less than or equal to 24”. 

Final Thought

We wish you and your loved ones the best of luck as you navigate life's challenges. Although nature is beyond your control, you can always be ready for the worst. Be careful!