September is National Preparedness Month and it’s recognized annually to promote disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. 2020 has taught many of us the value of helping individuals and families in our communities. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, it’s the perfect time to take stock, get involved, and look forward. While things look different this year, one thing remains the same: the time is now to get ready. This year’s theme is Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.
The Ready Campaign is a national public service program designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement. Ready.gov offers a variety of resources to promote year-round community vigilance and strengthen collective resilience. It’s not always the natural events that you have to worry about. Sometimes you have something like COVID19 hit out of the blue that catches pretty much everyone by surprise. Here are some things you can do to be prepared.
Make A Plan – Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to the coronavirus.
Build A Kit – Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control.
Prepare for Disasters – Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area and check your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards and act fast if you receive a local warning or alert.
Teach Youth About Preparedness – Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.
During National Preparedness Month, be part of the national effort to fight disasters by engaging in preparedness actions. Whether it’s a flood, fire, or severe weather, we must work together as a team to help ensure that communities are prepared. At Xtreme Home Improvement, we’ve seen our share of disasters, and we’re always prepared to help you in your time of need. Our emergency services are available for you 24/7/365. Our Restoration professionals will work to ensure that your property gets back to normal as quickly and efficiently as possible. Call us today or visit us online for more information.