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National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month

We rarely think they will happen to us, but a natural disaster can happen anywhere in the U.S. at any time. Are you prepared?

 

Did You Know

  • Since 2001, have been 25 catastrophes per year, with over $30 billion on average annually in property damage
  • On average, only 17% of those affected were prepared
  • 59% of consumers have not made a list or inventory of their possessions

 

The time to prepare is now. Have an evacuation plan. Have a survival kit that includes your necessary medicines. Let others know your plans. Evacuate early when possible. Property is replaceable...your life is not!

CREATE an emergency kit if you need to leave your home in a minute or two, so that you have the essentials prepared

KNOW the evacuation plan

PREPARE digital copies of important property:  financial, medical, family, and personal information

MINIMIZE damage to your home by boarding windows, clearing trees, moving outdoor items inside and shutting off power

For more resources on hurricane preparedness, visit:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hurricane/plan.shtml  (it may be slow to download due to high volume web traffic).

 

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
If you would like to donate, visit the following website that allows you to evaluate the accountability and transparency of a charity (i.e. what percentage of your donation will get to those that need it most):

https://www.charitynavigator.org/

 

Source: https://www.homezada.com/emergency-preparedness-checklist-infographic#.VUunxZoKyi0.twitter

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