Let's Get Storm Smart
Disaster can strike any time anywhere. If a major storm struck within the next 15 minutes, would you be prepared? Read on.
Approximately 98% of all presidentially declared disasters are related to weather events. These events can lead to about 500 deaths and cause nearly $15 billion in damages, according to the NOAA.
So, how do you make sure you're as ready as possible when severe weather hits? Know your risk and take action.
No matter how high or low your risk level is for severe weather, it's crucial to have an emergency plan and supply kit in place, just in case.
What do you include in your emergency supply kit?
It's important to mix and match these items to suit your specific personal needs, but here are some fundamentals to include:
- Water (1 gallon per person per day)
- Food (non-perishable 3-day supply)
- Manual can opener
- Battery operated radio, preferably and NOAA Weather Radio
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help, if need be
- Dust masks or bandanas
- Plastic sheeting, garbage bags and duct tape
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities, especially during flood or lightning risks
- Hygiene items
- Important documents; copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account info
- Fire extinguisher
- Matches in a waterproof container
While this list is suitable for a home or business, if your business needs assistance devising an emergency plan, let us do it for you. We specialize in Emergency Ready Profiles which her minimize damage and business interruption in case of an emergency.
In any event, we are here to help you recover your home or business after any type of loss or damage.