SOURCE: All Around the Home

May 13, 2008 10:16 ET

All Around the Home Offers Advice to Marylanders as Storms Sweep Through

WALDORF, MD--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - Residents are still recovering from late Sunday night storms that swept through Maryland, and in response, All Around the Home, a leading contractor referral site -- http://www.allaroundthehome.com/md/ -- has compiled a list of tips homeowners can follow for what to do when experiencing heavy rainstorms.

Though the storms knocked down trees and soaked the state, they caused little extensive damage. One change many residents did notice was that they lost power. As many power outages and fallen trees that there were due to the rain, devastating damage was minimal.

All Around the Home is impressed with the little damage and few injuries, but would like to offer some basic tips to follow during a storm that can help everyone improve their comfort level and get back to normal as soon as possible. With these types of rainstorms, All Around the Home recommends that homeowners:

--  Stay inside. A building, such as your home preferably but a vehicle
    with a closed, steel roof is also considered safer than outside.
--  Unplug major appliances like air conditioners to shield them from
    lightning strikes.
--  Stay away from water and in particular, don't take a shower, as
    lightning strikes can travel through water pipes.
--  Check to see if your neighbors have lost their power as well.
    

All Around the Home is an online directory that helps homeowners find the contractors they need. Homeowners select the state they are from such as Maryland and the type of work they need a contractor for such as remodeling. Visit http://www.allaroundthehome.com/remodeling/general/md/ to request free estimates from interested contractors in their selected location and specialty.

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