September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month

Disasters Happen, Prepare Now, Learn How

September is National Preparedness Month.  Now is a good time to be making and practicing your emergency plan whether it is with your family or at your work place.
Did you know according to the 2016 National Household Survey, which tracks progress in personal disaster preparedness, that:
  • A high percentage of people (90 percent) are taking at least one action to prepare; while 46 percent took three actions.
  • More people are stocking supplies: More than 75 percent of people report that they have supplies, but less than 50 percent report that they have emergency plans.
Prepare Your Family 
Prepare Your Business
  • Businesses should prepare employees for emergencies, develop a continuity plan, and engage in community-level planning to help communities and the private sector remain strong. https://www.ready.gov/business-toolkit
Check your Coverage
  • Homeowners, renters and businesses recover more quickly when insured.
  • Having insurance for your home or business property ensures you will have the financial resources needed to help you repair, rebuild or replace whatever is damaged.
  • Review all of your insurance policies.  Make sure you’re covered against floods, earthquakes, water damage, tornados, or high winds in hurricane-prone areas.
  • Keep your coverage for flood insurance, even if you no longer make mortgage payments. Learn more at FloodSmart.gov.
  • Flood insurance takes 30 days to take effect, so act now to protect your family. The time to buy is while it’s dry.

To get more detailed information and checklists go to https://www.ready.gov/ or in Spanish to go https://www.Listo.gov

We know that emergencies can happen at any time so make your plan today!  
  • 5 September 2018
  • Author: Radke, Michael
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