Do You Have A Family Disaster Plan?

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disaster plan Do You Have A Family Disaster Plan?

The weather recently has been horrible. Yesterday’s weather in some states caused mass destruction and the death toll could top 150+. Does your family have a disaster plan for these events? Take a minute and review this check list to ensure your families safety!

We always seem to think “it’s not going to happen to me”, and hopefully it never does. However, would you rather be prepared and have a plan in the event your find yourself in a disaster situation? I found this check list on the National Weather Services website and wanted to share with you. There is some very important information. Take a few minutes, print this out and discuss with your family.

Family Disaster Plan

check markDiscuss the type of hazards that could affect your family. Know your home’s vulnerability to storm surgeflooding and wind.

check markLocate a safe room or the safest areas in your home for each hurricane hazard. In certain circumstances the safest areas may not be your home but within your community.

check markDetermine escape routes from your home and places to meet. These should be measured in tens of miles rather than hundreds of miles.

check markHave an out-of-state friend as a family contact, so all your family members have a single point of contact.

check markMake a plan now for what to do with your pets if you need to evacuate.

check markPost emergency telephone numbers by your phones and make sure your children know how and when to call 911.

check markCheck your insurance coverage – flood damage is not usually covered by homeowners insurance.

check markStock non-perishable emergency supplies and a Disaster Supply Kit.

check markUse a NOAA weather radio. Remember to replace its battery every 6 months, as you do with your smoke detectors.

check markTake First Aid, CPR and disaster preparedness classes.

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