Making a Family Emergency Plan
Do you need to update the preparations for emergencies in your home? Is safety something you have let slide since you've become so busy lately? SERVPRO of Brunswick has a few key tips to help you get your emergency plan back on track before you need it.
Listen to the experts and research local disasters before making a plan
The safety of your family is your highest priority, and we completely understand. Staying secure is the top concern for our families as well. Before you make a plan, the American Red Cross says that you should consider the kinds of disasters you are likely to experience in your location. For instance, you would not plan for a massive earthquake in tornado alley, like you would not prepare for a tsunami in Wisconsin. The goal is to know what you are dealing with so that you can make appropriate preparations.
Put your emergency preparedness plan on paper
Children are as likely as adults to forget the steps to safety. To make sure that everyone in your home is on the same page, it is an excellent idea to print out a copy of the plan and place it in every bedroom or a central location in the home. This way, every member of the family has easy access to the plan and can practice it often. Quarterly or monthly practice sessions make sure the plan stays fresh in everyone's mind.
Plan for evacuations, and practice, practice, practice
No one can get too much preparation for tornadoes, floods, and hurricanes. Inform your children where you want them to meet you if you get separated or need to leave your home for safety. Talk to family members about the ways you will communicate when the worst happens. Getting your family as comfortable as possible with the steps to safety when disaster strikes is a vital part of keeping everyone alive in the long run.
For the times when there is nothing you can do to avoid danger, SERVPRO of Brunswick is ready and equipped to handle any emergency you have from fires to floods. Keep your family safe with an emergency plan, and when you need a trusted partner to help you get things back in order after Mother Nature flexes her wings, you can trust on SERVPRO to get to you fast.