September is National Preparedness Month: Don’t Wait for an Emergency to Prepare! [SLIDESHOW]
Don’t wait for a natural disaster or other emergency before you think about what you’d do in an emergency. September is National Preparedness Month, and it gives you the perfect opportunity to get ready for whatever Mother Nature may have in store.
Whether it’s a hurricane, a tornado, a wildfire or some other catastrophe, there are specific steps you can take to make sure you’re ready. Here are a few to get you started; Ready.gov has loads more.
Keep CalmNo matter what potential disaster is headed your way, it’s important to keep your cool. Survival Mom Says: Panic Less, Prepare More
Stock Your StashTo keep your family safe after a disaster, there are a few important things you may want to stockpile. 4 Things to Hoard for an Emergency.
Outfit Your Car With a KitWhen you have a well-equipped car kit packed away in the trunk, an emergency can be more bearable. Emergency Car Kit – A Checklist
Create a Safe RoomIf you do own a home, consider building a safe room. Safe Room: The Ultimate Secure Shelter
Not Just for Grown-UpsPreparedness is a family matter. Teach your kids what they should do if something dangerous happens. Get Kids Involved in Emergency Planning.
Educate Your ChildrenYour children may one day need to rely on their knowledge to escape a dangerous situation. The 4 Survival Skills Every Kid Should Know.
Get to Know Your Smoke AlarmThere are two kinds of smoke alarms, and each one detects smoke and fire differently Ionization vs. Photoelectric Smoke Alarms: What’s the Difference?
Before the Storm - HurricanesBefore a hurricane, prepare your house for wind and flooding, and ready supplies in case the power goes out. How to Prepare for a Hurricane
Prepare to CommunicateEmergencies can make normal lines of communication nearly impossible. Here’s what you can do now. How to Communicate During a Disaster
Know Your Risks - WildfiresWildfires present different challenges. Consider creating a “safe zone” around your home. Everything You Want to Know About Wildfire Preparedness
Prepare Your Business, TooAll the hard work that you put into growing your business could be meaningless without effective storm preparedness. Small Business Storm Preparedness