September is National Preparedness Month
“Don’t Wait, Communicate!”
Prepare BEFORE an emergency!
The following steps can help you be ready in case of an emergency:
- Make a disaster supplies kit.
- One gallon of water per person (and pet!) per day for at least three days.
- Non-perishable food, at least a three-day supply; manual can opener for food.
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert, and extra batteries.
- Flashlight with extra batteries.
- First aid kit.
- Whistle to signal for help.
- Dust mask to filter contaminated air, and plastic sheeting and duct tape.
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation.
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities.
- Local maps (not on your phone!).
- Cell phone with charger, inverter, or solar charger.
- For more supply kit recommendations click here.
- Make an Emergency Communication Plan that answers the following questions for your family or household:
- How will we get emergency alerts and warnings?
- How will we get to safe locations for relevant emergencies
- How will we get in touch if cell phone, internet, or landlines don’t work?
- How will I let loved ones know I’m safe?
- How will we get to a meeting place after the emergency?
- For more details, click here.
- Download the FEMA app for alerts and more information here.
- For more information about the different kinds of emergencies you can prepare for, click here.
And of course, make sure you have SERVPRO of West Somerset County’s number (732-805-9944) in your kit in case of any damage to your home or property. That way, we can get right to work helping you make it “like it never even happened!”