REFUGE BY SAFECASTLE: National preparedness month

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Thursday, September 06, 2018

National Preparedness Month - Make your plan! #NatlPrep

We talk about being prepared ALWAYS, how could we leave out the most important month of the year - National Preparedness Month. This month was bought about after the most terrifying incident of September 11, 2001 and also because this is a month of Hurricanes. 




We have witnessed in the past where we ourselves or someone we know has suffered only because we did not plan for a disaster, be it a First Aid kit or Financial planning during times of peril.

This year's theme for National Preparedness Month is designed as a result of Hurricane Harvey wreaking havoc across. The first week of the month is dedicated to :


MAKE & PRACTICE YOUR PLAN

We have learned year after year the areas we live in are prone to natural disasters, the likes of snow storms, wild-fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes not bringing the man-made disasters into the picture, how prepared are we to face such issues?

Have you ever planned with your entire family on what their evacuation plan should be, is there a safe spot where you should expect all your family member to gather? Well, its never too late, START now!



And No, we are not just discussing Food & Water storage, let us take a look at some of the important things :

  • The number of people in the family.
  • Their dietary or medicinal needs on a daily basis
  • The number of children in the family
  • Pets in the household
Tips to strategize your plan:

  • Every member in the household should be part of the emergency preparation discussion.
  • Pick a safe spot for all your family members to meet in case you are far away.
  • Everyone should be aware of the basic necessities in times of an emergency.
  • Always have a Bug-Out-Bag ready with all essentials.
  • Subscribe to weather alerts based on the region you live in. 


More information on the theme of 2018 National Preparedness month #PrepareNow HERE