Prepare to Protect this Month
Ready.gov puts together a different theme every September for National Preparedness Month (NMP). This year's theme is "Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love." They have also come up with weekly themes that your family can focus on.
Week 1: Make A Plan
Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster.
Week 2: Build A Kit
Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don't forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly.
Week 3: Low-Cost Prep
Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards. Check your insurance coverage to make sure it is up-to-date.
Week 4: Teach The Youth
Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.
If a disaster strikes your home in Coopersville, call SERVPRO of Holland/West Ottawa County, 616-396-8180, we are Here to Help®