Safety Services Company
August 20th 2019
With the onset of the hurricane season, which for the Atlantic Basin extends from June 1st to November 20th, it’s critical that individuals and employers alike fully prepare for any adverse weather situations they may be exposed to. But what do you need to know to protect yourself, your family and/or your business? Is there a list of essentials that can help you weather a storm and what should you be considering in terms of hurricane, storm or flood insurance? In this article we break everything down for our customers, so they have the tools and the opportunity to safely prepare for the hurricane season.
If evacuation is not mandatory and you plan to remain in your home with family, preparation is key to weathering the storm.
Essential items to stock include but are not limited to the following:
1. Water: One gallon per person per day for 3-7 days stored in non-breakable or decomposable containers.
2. Food: Maintain a 3-7 day supply of the following types of foods:
3. First Aid Kit: Ensure that your First Aid Kit is stocked with a minimum of the following:
NOTE: Most First Aid kits can be purchased with the majority of these items.
4. Prescription and Non-Prescription Drugs:
5. Tools and Supplies: Essential tools should be kept in a kit that can be easily moved as required.
6. Sanitary Items, Essential Bedding and Clothing: Pack these items in a bag in case evacuation is required on short notice.
7. Important Documents and Items: These items should be kept together, preferably in plastic Ziploc bags or water-tight containers
Planning for pets must be a key part of any preparation for an impending hurricane. Where evacuation is mandated, determine which shelters, hotels or boarding facilities (veterinary clinics) are available so pets can be accommodated. Some further considerations include:
There are many different types and the level of coverage provided depends on the type of policy purchased. Therefore, when choosing flood insurance once should consider the following:
In the aftermath of a hurricane, individuals may find it difficult to recover from its impacts. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can provide relief efforts to help rescue and recover persons, but when the immediate dangers from a storm have subsided, financial relief may be necessary.
Recovery Assistance is provided by visiting FEMA’s Individual Disaster Assistance page or calling FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 in order to receive financial assistance in the form of tax relief or loans. You may also qualify for D-SNAP, the disaster supplemental nutrition assistance program that can provide families with a debit-type card with one month’s worth benefits to be used for grocery supplies.
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