Storm

A storm is a wind with a speed up to 88 km/h, what is capable of breaking trees, roofs and damaging buildings. A heavy storm – a wind blowing up to 102 km/h can uproot trees and break the energy poles. Wind over 103 km/h is a real life-threatening phenomenon.

Before

  • Remove from windowsills, balconies, etc. all objects that could be hijacked by the wind and constitute a hazard
  • Close the windows and doors if necessary. Additionally, secure them
  • Prepare substitute lighting – flashlights with spare batteries
  • Ensure the safety of animals that are staying outside
  • Find a safe place for your vehicle – don’t park nearby the trees, ads, signs and energy traction poles

During

  • Don’t go outside if it’s not necessary
  • If you’re outside, look for a safe place to stay, don’t hide under the trees
  • Turn off gas and electricity to reduce the risk of fire
  • Don’t use the elevator as there’s a risk of entrapment in case of a power failure
  • Be particularly careful when driving a car as the trees may break, and there’s a possibility that the car might be blown out while leaving a sheltered road into the open space

After

  • Inform the authorities (fire brigade, police, energy, gas or other relevant services) about incidents
  • Help the injured – provide a first aid
  • Watch out for lying or hanging electric wires. Under no circumstances touch them and don’t try to remove them by yourself
  • Take pictures of your property’s damage (building and equipment) as they may be evidence in the compensation procedure
  • Call the technical services. Initially, turn off the gas and electricity in case of seeing sparks, burnt cables or feeling the smell of burning installation

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