What To Do Before Disaster Strikes?
September is both National Preparedness Month and also the height of the Atlantic hurricane season. Reminding everyone of the importance of having a plan in place when natural disasters occur. As the nation continues to combat the Coronavirus pandemic communities will need to revamp their strategy for keeping their residents while accommodating recommendations from your local health officials and the CDC.
Protecting yourself and your loved ones as a hurricane approaches can be exhausting. Stressing over the possibility of losing power to your home or if it’s flooded making it unlivable. All of those thoughts and the many more is why having a preparedness plan is critical. We’ve listed 4 core steps below, recommended by the Department of Homeland Security to assist you in developing a plan.
Make A Plan
Communicate with the members of your household on what you will do collectively in the event of a disaster before, during, and after to keep everyone safe. Inform loved ones outside of the household of your plans as well.
Build A Kit
Roads may be closed and stores flooded, limiting your access to resources. Thinking of everyone in your house and their particular needs especially infants, the elderly, and pets gather together goods that will sustain the group for several days.
Prepare For Disasters
Evaluate your home or business for potential weak points where strong winds or flooding can cause damage. Check with your insurance provider on what is covered to ensure there are few surprises if you need to file a claim.
Teach Youth About Disasters
Start a conversation with your kids about preparing for natural disasters and how they can do their part to keep everyone safe.
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