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September Is National Preparedness Month!

National Preparedness MonthDisasters don’t wait. Make your plan today.   

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this September.

The 2020 theme is: “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today” and here are some tips recommended by the Department of Homeland Security:

Make A Plan: Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to the coronavirus.

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. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control.

Prepare For Disasters: Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area and check your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards and act fast if you receive a local warning or alert.

Teach Youth About Preparedness:  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.

National Preparedness Month is not just a time for homeowners to prepare for an emergency, but businesses need to be ready as well. Creating a plan before disaster strikes and taking the necessary preventative measures helps our commercial customers minimize damage, lower claim costs and get back to business as usual as quickly as possible. At ServiceMaster Restore, our team of experts can provide assistance and resources to help your business understand the basics of how to create a pre-loss plan. Contact us today to see if your business is eligible for our CODE YELLOW Preferred Client Program.