Previously, we began discussing the different types of infrastructure damage and how to best prepare for them. We discussed building damage and power outages, which can be addressed through proper planning and staying up to date. In this article, we will continue our discussion of different types of infrastructure damage and how to best prepare for them.
The third kind of infrastructure damage is transportation disruption. With flooding and debris, roads and bridges can become impassable, and on a larger scale, ports and airports will be affected. The last kind of damage and possibly the worst is communication network disruptions. Damage to cell towers, telephone lines, and internet infrastructure can lead to communication outages making contact with emergency services or loved ones much more difficult.
It is important to have a plan to address these potential issues. For transportation disruption, if it is difficult to reach a shelter make sure you shelter your home as much as you can. This can be through reinforcing doors and windows as well as keeping stock of emergency supplies such as food, water, and medicine. For communications disruptions, having alternative forms of communication such as radio or satellite phone can help ensure you stay connected.
We hope you found this information about infrastructure damage during hurricanes to be helpful in getting you prepared this hurricane season! At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!