National Preparedness Month
Disaster Preparedness – Know Your Risks, Be Prepared
When it comes to being prepared, one of the most important steps you can take is to familiarize yourself with the type of disasters that are most common in your area. For example, here along the Gulf Coast, we know that there is always the chance we could see a tropical system during hurricane season. We got a vivid reminder of that with the arrival of Hurricane Sally and Hurricane Zeta in Summer of 2020. Sally slowly meandered her way in our direction and left a path of destruction throughout Mobile and Baldwin Counties. As she sat over us for hours with howling winds and pounding rain many residences and commercial properties suffered extensive damage.
From wind and rain to flooding, being prepared for catastrophic storms is the best step you can take to protect your family and your property. And the best time to educate yourself and prepare is BEFORE disaster strikes. Before the storm, you should put together a disaster supply kit and emergency plan. On your property, be sure to remove damage trees and branches and secure loose gutters. Have alternative charging methods for devices that require power. You can learn more about hurricanes and being prepared by CLICKING HERE to visit Ready.gov.
At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we also offer a free service to create an emergency plan for your business. Call us at 251-343-0534 today to schedule a consultation to get your Emergency Ready Profile!