Spring Wildfire Season is Here. . .Are You Ready Chesapeake?
Spring wildfire season is here . . . are you prepared?
February 15th was the start of the spring wildfire season in the commonwealth. The Virginia Department of Forestry says that we are in good share for the beginning of the season thanks to the rain helping to add moisture to the fire fuels, like dry grass, straw and leaves, the biggest fuels for wildfires.
The Department also reminds us that the outdoor burning law went into effect on the 15th, meaning you have to wait to burn till after 4:00 p.m. and if it’s windy, or dry outside, postpone the burning. Read more
Our friends at Allstate say that the best defense is to be prepared and offer these steps that you can take to prepare your family property and home.
- Determine your risk level and then create a ring of three defensible fire zones around your home.
- Build a disaster preparedness kit with water, food, dust masks, a first-aid kit and other essentials.
- Create a family communication plan, plan an evac route and follow it immediately if an evacuation is ordered.
Fire damage can be devastating for you and your family. SERVPRO of Chesapeake South will provide you with caring and expert guidance through the crisis. Please refer to our Fire Damage Tips-Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.