NPM Week 3: Prepare for Disasters
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and we're sharing resources from our friends at Ready.gov all month long. If you haven't seen previous weeks blogs, scroll down on our blog page to catch up.
This week is #3! The topic for this week is "Prepare for disasters."
This week's advice will depend on where you live. The most important piece of advice this week is to sign up for emergency alerts. You'll want to make sure that you will be notified when a disaster is going to impact your local community. Click here to check out multiple ways you can receive Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs).
We're also including four different disasters you can prepare for depending on your area.
- If you live in an area that is prone to earthquakes, consider making improvements to your building to fix structural issues that could cause your building to collapse during an earthquake.
- If you live in an area prone to wildfires, create a defensive space around your home by clearing debris or articles that could easily fuel the flames.
- If you live in an area prone to hurricanes, install shutters for all your windows.
- If your area is prone to flooding, keep important documents in a waterproof container. Also, protect your property by purchasing flood insurance.
SERVPRO of Lee County is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-821-4858!