September is National Preparedness Month - Tips for Navarre Homeowners
September is recognized as National Preparedness Month to remind everyone that “we must all take action, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit,” (ready.gov).
It is important for you and your family to have a plan in case of a disaster.
- Weather Alerts: You may receive them on your television, phone, public address system or a weather radio.
- Shelter plan: Do you shelter at home or a public facility? If you are sheltering at home you need two-three days of necessary items such as food, water, medications, etc. If you need to find a shelter; text shelter on your phone and enter your zip-code and you will receive a list of all local shelters.
- Evacuation plan: Practice with your family all the available exits in case of an emergency. Make sure you practice a secondary evacuation in case the first route is blocked.
- Communication plan: Many times, your family members may be in the community whether they are at school, sports practice, or work. Make sure your family has a list of important family and friends phone numbers. Also, include doctors and emergency medical facilities.
- Emergency preparedness kit: The kit should include basic items first aid, food, water, flashlight, batteries, cash, paper, pencils, cell phones and anything you may need for a couple of days.
In all the steps please consider the senior citizens children and pets in your home. For further information and resources visit the website www.ready.gov on how to make a plan.
SERVPRO of South & East Stark County is always here to help clean up and restore fire water or storm disaster call us at 330-823-4088 or visit www.SERVPROsoutheaststarkcounty.com.