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How Ready Are You For The Next Natural Disaster?

September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can. Get tips and information to find out how to get involved.

How Ready Are You For The Next Natural Disaster?

By now we have all seen the heart breaking images and videos coming out of both Texas and Florida in the wake of 2 huge hurricanes, Harvey and Irma. It is clear, relief efforts will be happening in these devastated neighborhoods, cities, towns and rural communities, like Refugio, for years to come. One thing we have seen during these recent natural disasters is that not every one is able to evacuate, and even those that can often times don’t because they know their neighbors, friends, and family will need them right there in their local communities to help any way they can.

Whether you are an able bodied person or someone that cannot evacuate, you must always be prepared for the absolute worst when it comes to dealing with unpredictable natural disasters. Do you know how much food and water your family will need to survive for 3 days, 3 weeks or even 3 months? How long can you be with out electricity and stay in your home? What if you are unable to travel to the store for several days or even weeks because of high water or other dangers? What would you do if there are no stores open to purchase food, water and even basic supplies? How will you cook, clean dishes or even bathe with out running water?

September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can. Get tips and information to find out how to get involved.

Over at the Ready.gov website, you will find all of the information you need to be informed, be prepared, and take action. Find out what natural disasters could affect you and learn what you need to do to be prepared to deal with these events.

A wise person once told me, “Failing to plan is planning to fail,” and while Granny may not have been talking about a hurricane, her advise rings true in many different situations.

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