National Preparedness Month is September, which means that we all should get up-to-date on what kinds of actions we should begin work on to make sure our house and possessions are safe and secure from the possibilities of fire damage, water damage, theft or natural disaster.
Major disasters occur frequently. This is especially true in New England where the fall, winter and even spring months can pose the threat of serious storms. When a disaster strikes, your loved ones may not all be together, and you will want to have a plan that everyone can follow from wherever they might be. It is important to be informed about what can be done should any mishap occur in our lives. There are times when events we don’t expect happen and turn our worlds upside down, including flooding or a fire. Sometimes these events can be tragic, which is why National Preparedness Month is so important. Tragic things shouldn’t occur if you are fully prepared should the unexpected happen in life. Here are some tips from Insurcomm that can help you make the best of a bad situation.
What is National Preparedness Month?
National Preparedness Month is in September every year. It is a month-long event in the United States that seeks to educate the public on what they can do during potentially dangerous events that could negatively impact the lives of millions. The better prepared you are, the less likely there will be the loss of life or an escalation of issues.
Tips on Being Prepared: Expect the Unexpected
The Red Cross has many good tips to get better prepared for emergencies, plus kits families can buy should national disasters occur. On the Red Cross website, they offer a survival kit for families, which isn’t a bad thing to get in case of an emergency. They recommend family plans for every event you could think of, including fire events and flooding events. Has your family talked about the strategies you would employ should there be a fire? Have you decided where you will meet, how you will escape the fire, and know what steps to take regarding the fire department? All of these topics should be discussed with family members so that there can be a plan in place that saves lives.
Storm damage is a much more common event. In case of a severe storm in your area, make sure you have extra food and supplies to last several days. Do you know who to call following a severe storm that takes out power and leaves you stranded? If you have cell service, be sure to call the local power company to inquire about the severity of the storm and when you should expect things to get back to normal. If there is damage to your house, the next step after that would be to call a restoration specialist to assess damage and give you an estimate. A key way to prepare for emergencies is to have specified insurance for your property, so we recommend you look into this in case damage occurs due to expense.
A great site to visit to get more ideas on how to prepare for disasters is ready.gov/september. Signing up for alerts and warnings in your area is also a great idea to keep you better informed. Reading up on past disasters and learning about what people did and did not do in response is a great idea as well. Study up on psychology to understand how people respond to stress and national events so that you can know what to expect from neighbors and the like. It may surprise you.
Insurcomm: The Restoration Leader
Insurcomm is an Insurance Restoration contractor based in New England. Insurcomm is a leading company focusing on getting families back on track should they experience the unexpected. Whether it is water damage, fire damage, environmental mishaps, mold issues, or smoke damage, Insurcomm can make sure your family and life get back to normal after an unexpected event.
Take national disasters seriously and do your research on what to do should a tragedy occur. There have been many events in recent years, including hurricanes, floods, and wildfires, that have made national news. It could happen in your area for all you know, so it’s best to take care of the details that matter so that nothing bad will happen to your loved ones in case of emergency.
One last tip is to relax. Don’t worry too much about what could happen, just make sure that if something does actually happen you will know how to respond. We know that life can be stressful and there is enough to worry about. Even so, emergencies that can cause house and property damage can be especially heinous because the event could include loss of life. The more you research, the better you will do. Storm damage is the most common inconvenience out there, so if possible, begin your research there.
We hope you enjoy your September and the beginnings of fall. Should you need any kind of restoration service Insurcomm is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week at 844-424-9283 or online at insurcomm.com.