Several staff Landscape Solutions staff members have become a part of the Hamilton County Emergency Response Team in order to help our clients and community in times of crisis. These individuals have been trained to assist local police and fire departments in the event of an emergency — having learned basic response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.

Tornado Season | Tornado Alley

The tragic weather event that ravaged the town of Moore, Oklahoma last week serves as a stark reminder that we have entered tornado season, which runs from March and June. Indiana is in “tornado alley,” a stretch of states from the plains to the southeast portion of our country.

Tornadoes are destructive to property at least, and deadly at their worst. The threat comes not only from the damaging winds and flying debris, but from their sudden occurrence. Even as we have worked to predict these terrifying storms and warn those in the path of destruction, victims often have very little time to respond.

Be Aware

When severe weather is possible or conditions are such that tornadoes could occur, pay attention to weather forecasts — on Television, weather radio, Internet, or mobile devices. Many local news organizations will send alerts to your mobile phone any time severe weather threatens — you can subscribe for such alerts at their websites. A few extra minutes of warning could be enough to seek shelter from the path of destruction.

Be Prepared

Just as schools and business have (and practice) severe weather plans, you should have and practice such a plan in your home. Identify the safest place in your home — ideally a storm cellar or basement. If that is not possible, seek refuge in the most inner-part of your home on the lower level — put as many walls between you and the outside as possible. Try to avoid windows and doors and use mattresses and blankets for protection. Prepare an emergency kit with essentials like non-perishable food and plenty of drinking water in case utility service is interrupted. As mobile phone service is unreliable after destructive storms, have a plan to meet up with family if you are separated.

Responding To Our Clients In An Emergency

Clients of Landscape Solutions benefit from the education and experience we have received through our emergency training. Our staff is available to speak to your organization on how to be prepared for weather events like floods, tornados and snowstorms or other emergencies such as fire or blackouts.

The same skills and equipment we use to provide quality landscaping, lawn care, and snow or ice removal services can be deployed to provide disaster response aid. In the event that your organization needs help following an actual emergency, we are able to offer the following assistance:

  • Dispatch a trained, experienced crew and the heavy equipment necessary to clear downed trees and debris on streets, common areas, pathways, etc.
  • Coordinate the utility shut-offs necessary for your specific property (electricity, gas, water) as well as work with our partners to provide other required services (plumbers, tree service, etc.)
  • Help to coordinate these services to every one of your locations throughout central Indiana.

Our commitment to the community extends beyond our decision to decrease our impact on the environment by the use of green technology and propane-powered equipment. When disaster strikes, we can respond to the immediate threats and help our community get back to normal. Visit our Emergency Response page to learn more about this valuable service, or CONTACT US for more information. 

CERT – Supporting Our Clients & Community When Disaster Strikes

Several staff Landscape Solutions staff members have become a part of the Hamilton County Emergency Response Team in order to help our clients and community in times of crisis. These individuals have been trained to assist local police and fire departments in the event of an emergency — having learned basic response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.

Tornado Season | Tornado Alley

The tragic weather event that ravaged the town of Moore, Oklahoma last week serves as a stark reminder that we have entered tornado season, which runs from March and June. Indiana is in “tornado alley,” a stretch of states from the plains to the southeast portion of our country.

Tornadoes are destructive to property at least, and deadly at their worst. The threat comes not only from the damaging winds and flying debris, but from their sudden occurrence. Even as we have worked to predict these terrifying storms and warn those in the path of destruction, victims often have very little time to respond.

Be Aware

When severe weather is possible or conditions are such that tornadoes could occur, pay attention to weather forecasts — on Television, weather radio, Internet, or mobile devices. Many local news organizations will send alerts to your mobile phone any time severe weather threatens — you can subscribe for such alerts at their websites. A few extra minutes of warning could be enough to seek shelter from the path of destruction.

Be Prepared

Just as schools and business have (and practice) severe weather plans, you should have and practice such a plan in your home. Identify the safest place in your home — ideally a storm cellar or basement. If that is not possible, seek refuge in the most inner-part of your home on the lower level — put as many walls between you and the outside as possible. Try to avoid windows and doors and use mattresses and blankets for protection. Prepare an emergency kit with essentials like non-perishable food and plenty of drinking water in case utility service is interrupted. As mobile phone service is unreliable after destructive storms, have a plan to meet up with family if you are separated.

Responding To Our Clients In An Emergency

Clients of Landscape Solutions benefit from the education and experience we have received through our emergency training. Our staff is available to speak to your organization on how to be prepared for weather events like floods, tornados and snowstorms or other emergencies such as fire or blackouts.

The same skills and equipment we use to provide quality landscaping, lawn care, and snow or ice removal services can be deployed to provide disaster response aid. In the event that your organization needs help following an actual emergency, we are able to offer the following assistance:

  • Dispatch a trained, experienced crew and the heavy equipment necessary to clear downed trees and debris on streets, common areas, pathways, etc.
  • Coordinate the utility shut-offs necessary for your specific property (electricity, gas, water) as well as work with our partners to provide other required services (plumbers, tree service, etc.)
  • Help to coordinate these services to every one of your locations throughout central Indiana.

Our commitment to the community extends beyond our decision to decrease our impact on the environment by the use of green technology and propane-powered equipment. When disaster strikes, we can respond to the immediate threats and help our community get back to normal. Visit our Emergency Response page to learn more about this valuable service, or CONTACT US for more information. 

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