September National Preparedness Takeaways
September is coming to a close but it is important to remember why every September is National Preparedness month. Hurricanes, storms, power outages and fires of severe magnitudes can occur at anytime so it is imperative to always have a plan for safety.
Just a month ago we saw Hurricane Dorian devastate areas near southern Florida. Hurricane Dorian was one of the most potent storms on record with wind speeds over 180 miles per hour. While no human being is capable of stopping or slowing down a Catergory five hurricane like Dorian, humans are capable of planning safe evacuation routes and meeting points.
Hurricane Dorian serves as a reminder that it is a good idea to plan for emergencies with your family members and pets. Do not leave your pets behind during emergencies unless you have no other choice.
Here are some good takeaways everyone should remember going forward even as September ends.
-Always have a portable first aid kit in your residence filled with adequate supplies.
- Pay attention to the news and stay up to date with current events
-Prepare Emergency Ready to go bags for each person in your family
-Practice an evacuation plan with your family members and in addition to that have a designated meeting spot in case of an emergency.
-Always have a couple of cases of bottled water and quick, ready to made meals waiting in your garage