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Prepared for Portage County Storm Season?

5/24/2020 (Permalink)

Mom, Dad, and son sitting around coffe table going over documents. Get your family prepared for anything with a Family Emergency Plan.

We never think it will happen to us but disaster could strike at any time. May is the beginning of storm season in Portage County.  Are you prepared?  Knowing what to do in the event of an emergency could make a huge difference when it comes to keeping your family safe. That's why you should create a Family Emergency Preparedness Plan so you can take action quickly in case anything goes wrong.

There are several great sources for creating a Family Emergency Preparedness Plan.  Review a few different plans and then get started gathering items for your Family Emergency Kit. Start with the items which may be medically necessary and prioritize the remaining list according to need.  Listing the items in priority of need will help to keep your Emergency Kit budget-friendly as you could easily go overboard when getting prepared.  Using items currently in the home is also a good way to cut costs.
Resources for creating your family emergency plan:

Department of Homeland Safety: https://www.ready.gov/plan

National Storm Center: https://www.stormdamagecenter.org/

FEMA: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1440449346150-1ff18127345615d8b7e1effb4752b668/Family_Comm_Plan_508_20150820.pdf

American Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/content/dam/redcross/atg/PDF_s/Preparedness___Disaster_Recovery/General_Preparedness___Recovery/Home/ARC_Family_Disaster_Plan_Template_r083012.pdf

2020 has been an unprecedented year, Portage County along with the rest of our Nation is dealing with the Coronavirus/COVID-19.  We don’t expect the unexpected, but it happens without warning.  Developing a family emergency plan is a great way to bring the family together - work together on the plan, and check your needed items off the list.  This will help inform the children and remove some of the fear of the unknown. Through practice, your whole family should become confident in your plans.
SERVPRO of Portage County knows that storm, and flood damage can have a huge effect on your family, home, or business. In the face of such a horrible event, we want you to know that SERVPRO is here to help with 24-hour emergency services because we know storms happen at anytime or any-day. SERVPRO of Portage County has highly trained water restoration technicians and is a trusted leader in the water restoration industry.

When a storm hits your Kent home, you need the company with storm damage experience and expertise.

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