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September has historically been a time when Hurricanes hit Virginia and a good time to provide an article on Hurricane Prepartation and Safety Tips. The following information is intended to help to reduce the severity of property damage and bodily injury during and after a major storm. Please share.
The National Huricane Center has some of the best information on how to prepare and recover after a major storm. They provide important storm safety information during the Hurricane Preparedness Week usually at the end of May each year. The following information is a re-post of their Hurricane Preparedness “Be Ready” page. Please share.
Two keys to weather safety are to prepare for the risks and to act on those preparations when alerted by emergency officials. These are essential pieces to the Weather-Ready Nation.
Refer to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Ready.gov/hurricanes for comprehensive information on hurricane preparedness at home and in your community.
Some highlights on how to prepare and take action are available below:
Know if you live in an evacuation area. Assess your risks and know your home’s vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind. Understand National Weather Service forecast products and especially the meaning of NWS watches and warnings.
Contact your local National Weather Service office and local government/emergency management office. Find out what type of emergencies could occur and how you should respond.
Keep a list of contact information for reference.
Online hazard and vulnerability assessment tools are available to gather information about your risks.
Everyone needs to be prepared for the unexpected. Your friends and family may not be together when disaster strikes.
Protect Your Home services are shut off?How will you find each other? Will you know if your children or parents are safe? You may have to evacuate or be confined to your home. What will you do if water, gas, electricity or phone
The Insurance Information Institute provides a video named Making Your Home More Hurricane Resistant: Five Steps.
A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
Once you have gathered the supplies for a basic emergency kit, you may want to consider adding the following items:
Develop and document plans for your specific risks.
Follow guidelines to guard your community’s health and protect the environment during and after the storm.
When waiting out a storm be careful, the danger may not be over yet…
Be alert for:
Zachary Sailsbury is the managing partner for Hyper Clean Duct Cleaning. He grew up in Chesterfield County and has lived in Central Virginia his entire life. He graduated from Liberty University. He is passionate about God, Family, the Outdoors, and of course his career. His career he has been in relationship based selling and entrepreneurship, and has believes that building relationships with people is one of the keys to success. When the opportunity to start HCDC came about he jumped right on it, fueled by the birth of his first son, Tanner, Zachary continues to work hard to provide for is family. Zachary is committed to continuing his education in his field and travels across the country to do so. Hyper Clean Duct Cleaning is Zachary’s life long career opportunity and his passion about Indoor Air Quality shows through out his every day walk.