Rain! Yes, we need it and yes, it can be fun. But, it can also dampen our spirits… and more! The most important thing when it rains in Southern California is safety. Let’s go over a few of the common issues we deal with on a day like today…
Whether you are in a home or an apartment, leaks can be a common occurrence. Depending on where they are, they can also cause some damage in addition to being just plain annoying. If you are experiencing a leak from the rain, the good news is that it will subside soon. Be sure to report to the leak to your property’s supervisor, and until someone comes to check it out be sure to try to put something down to protect your things as well as your home – buckets, pots and pans, towels – whatever works! Rest assured that help is on the way and the sun will be back soon enough.
Driving on wet roads in Los Angeles can be pretty dangerous. But, there are a few steps you can take to keep yourself and passengers safe and sound.
- Think – People drive out of habit. When it rains, many don’t adjust their thinking. Stay alert and focused on what’s going on around you.
- Turn on the Lights – Not only is it the law to turn on your headlights when you are using your windshield wipers, but it also helps to make you visible to others who might experience low visibility in these conditions.
- Beware of Hydroplaning – This is what happens when your tires get more traction on the layer of water over the road then the road itself, causing your vehicle to slide uncontrollably. If this happens, let off on the accelerator slowly and steer straight until you regain control.
- Slow Down – Those speed limit signs are not just for fun! Ease up on the accelerator and allow more time to get to your destination.
It’s always a good idea to have a quality umbrella on hand for surprise showers. Here are a few we here at the office love:
Tired of those gloomy skies? Always see sunny skies when you look up under this umbrella! You can find it on Amazon
When you like looking up at the rain, but can’t afford to mess up the make-up? This might be the umbrella for you!
In a Rogue One kind of mood? Be like everyone’s favorite galactic baddie and sport this umbrella, which is a Force to be reckoned with!