The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team
The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team - Real Estate...Real experience, integrity, commitment & results!™
The Rick Wearing &
Sandra Parrott Team
Rick Wearing,
BA, MVA-Residential, Broker
Sandra Parrott,
L.L.B Sales Representative
Phone: (705) 788-3535
Fax: (705) 788-0207
Toll Free: (866) 844-2697


Prepare for Severe Weather in Muskoka

 
With the recent news posted on the Huntsville Doppler, of not one, but three tornados touching down around the Huntsville area, home safety is sure to be on everyone’s minds. Now is a great time to ensure your Muskoka home, cottage or condo is ready for severe weather, which can hit at any time of the year, including the summer months.
 
A review of our blog post “Is Your Muskoka Home/Cottage FireSmart”, will provide a variety of ways you can make your home a safer place during severe weather. Much of what applies to keeping fire at bay from your property, can also help keep damage to a minimum in a severe storm. Keeping trees close to your cottage trimmed, removing excess yard and garden debris, and putting away deck furniture, will lessen the possibility of exterior damage being caused by strong winds blowing debris about.
 
Storm shutters are something to consider. If your cottage doesn’t already have them, installing shutters can help protect windows from breaking. If you have a fireplace in your cottage, purchase a storm cover to have handy when a severe storm alert is issued. The key is to close up areas around your home which could allow storm debris to come in.
 
Having an emergency preparedness kit on hand is highly recommended; it is better to have what you may need at a moment’s notice than to be caught without. Living in Muskoka, cottages can be spread out with few, if any neighbors nearby, which increases the likelihood of being stranded without access to needed services after a storm. A well-maintained generator with an extra supply of fuel can make a big difference in being able to weather a storm, no matter the season.
 
Other key items for your emergency preparedness kit include:
Batteries
Blankets
Can-opener (hand crank style)
Emergency contacts
First-aid kit
Flares
Flashlights
Non-perishable food
Portable Radio
Water
 
If you are at home when severe weather hits, the best place to go, is to the basement. If your cottage doesn’t have one, head for cover under something sturdy like a large table or desk. For more information on what to do during and after a severe storm, check out the government website, Get Prepared.   Another valuable resource for severe weather alerts, news and information, Environment Canada, is also worth checking out.
 
If you are looking to sell or buy a Muskoka home, cottage, or condo knowing you have a team of knowledgeable real estate professionals on your side will help make the experience a better one. Put the care and expertise of The Rick  Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team to work for you. Please call us at 705-788-3535 or email at info@WearingParrottTeam.com today!
 
This information is taken from sources deemed to be reliable. The Wearing Parrott Team does not guarantee accuracy; we recommend information be validated independently.
 
 


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