Friday, August 31, 2018
By Betty Kingery
If a Disaster Strikes, Will You be Ready?

If a Disaster Strikes, Will You be Ready?

It is important to prepare before a disaster occurs. Consider the following steps to help you better prepare for an emergency situation. 

- Sign up for local alerts and warnings, download apps and/or check access for wireless emergency alerts.

- Develop and test emergency communication plans.

- Assemble or update emergency supplies.

- Learn about local hazards and conduct a drill to practice emergency response actions.

- Participate in a preparedness discussion, training, or class.

- Collect and safeguard critical documents.

- Plan with neighbors to help each other sand share resources. 

- Document property and obtain appropriate insurance for relevant hazards. 

- Mark property improvements to reduce potential injury and property damage. 

Emergencies can happen anytime to anyone. Take action to protect yourself, your family, and your property.