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ARE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY PREPARED?

Devise your plan in advance! 

With the recent weather predictions, we wanted to make this post as a reminder to all to be prepared for any complications that may be caused by a storm.

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Common items needed in preparation of a storm:

  • GET CASH FROM ATM BEFOREHAND IN CASE POWER GOES OUT
  • USE BOTTLED WATER
  • GET FLASH LIGHTS & EXTRA BATTERIES
  • PUT TOGETHER A FIRST AID KIT
  • HAVE ANY RX MEDICATIONS & OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS READY
  • FILL CAR UP WITH FULL TANK OF GAS IN ADVANCE
  • SOAP, DISINFECTANT WIPES, TOILET PAPER
  • TRASH BAGS, PAPER TOWELS AND/OR OLD CLEAN RAGS
  • CELL PHONES CHARGED PRIOR
  • GATHER NON PERISHABLE FOODS
  • PET FOOD, LICENSE & LEASH
  • HAND CAN OPENER
  • MATCHES
  • BATTERY OPERATED RADIO
  • WHISTLES FOR ALL
  • DISPOSABLE ICE PACKS
  • SCISSORS
  • BABY FORMULA & DIAPERS
  • BLANKETS
  • BLEACH
  • DISPOSABLE NON-LATEX GLOVES
  • FIRE EXTINQUISHER
  • ICE  & COOLERS
  • AREA MAP
  • COPIES OF MEDICAL, LIFE, CAR & HOME INSURANCE DOCUMENT
  • LIST OF EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Practice the plan, bring items inside that can blow away, plan for a place to go if possible, and have the Red Cross number available.

 

IN THE EVENT YOU SUFFER A LOSS DURING A STORM:

  • REMAIN CALM
  • MAKE SURE ALL ARE PRESENTLY ACCOUNTED FOR
  • CHECK FOR INJURIES
  • SAFELY CHECK DAMAGES IF POSSIBLE- TAKE PICTURES OF DAMAGE IF FEASIBLE AND SAFE TO DO
  • CONTACT YOUR INSURANCE AGENT AND/OR CARRIER
  • FEEL FREE TO CONTACT A REPUTABLE RESTORATION COMPANY TO HELP MITIGATE YOUR LOSS
  • STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS
  • TRY TO PARK CAR AWAY FROM TREES
  • GET INTO INSIDE WALL/ROOM FOR PROTECTION
  • DO NOT DRIVE IN WATER COVERED ROADS & BRIDGES
  • DO NOT DRINK THE WATER
  • AVOID DOWN WIRES
  • FILL TUB WITH WATER BEFORE STORM
  • NEVER USE PROPANE OR CHARCOAL INSIDE WHEN COOKING TO AVOID POISONOUS FUMES
  • STAY OUT OF CONTAMINATED WATER
  • IF STRANDED & IF YOU ARE ABLE, PLACE A RED/WHITE DRAPE OUTSIDE HOME TO INDICATE YOU NEED HELP
  • EVACUATE IF AUTHORIZED BY OFFICIALS
  • PACK REFERIGERATOR & FREEZER WITH ICE
  • DO NOT OPEN REFRIGERATOR AND FREEZER AFTER POWER GOES OUT
  • TURN OFF MAIN WATER VALVE IF POSSIBLE

Remember... you are important to us! Below are links that may be helpful resources for you:

National Hurricane Center

American Red Cross

Ready PA

 

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