Disasters 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.
Emergency Declared Due To
Dangerous Wildfire Situation
First off, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families and first responders who are dealing with the destructive wildfires that are impacting our state. As of this morning (Wednesday, September 9), there were 35 active wildfires burning throughout Oregon and the state is looking at resources to help residents as it continues to experience extreme weather conditions. We are paying close attention to the situation and adjusting accordingly to keep our employees and customers safe.
At ServiceMaster Restore, we are prepared to deal with the aftermath and destruction caused by these wildfires. We have the knowledge and expertise to take on the toughest challenges and the dedication to providing personalized assistance and support to solve the situation, quickly and efficiently, providing rapid recovery for businesses and homeowners alike. No matter how daunting the situation can appear, we’ll support you from beginning to end and help you navigate the solution that’s right for you and your family.
Please Protect Yourself and Your Community
We are here to help clean up after a wildfire, but we also want you to be prepared as possible. The following are a few tips to help you prepare for wildfires:
- Make and frequently practice a family evacuation plan that includes meeting locations, a communication plan and pet accommodations.
- Use building and yard materials that will not burn easily.
- Keep an area up to 100 feet around your home lean, clean and green.
- Clean your roof, gutters and deck of dead leaves and pine needles often.
- Create an emergency bag of personal items you will need if you are asked to leave home.
- Leave your home when asked to do so.
Here is how you can do your part in helping combat Oregon’s wildfires:
American Red Cross volunteers are helping those evacuated from Oregon wildfires at different evacuation points throughout the state. The extra support is always welcome, the Red Cross said on Facebook. Those who are interested in volunteering should visit redcross.org/volunteer for more information.
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