Family Emergency Plan - Always Be Prepared
An emergency can happen when we least expect it. It is important to prepare as much as possible for any situation. Having a family emergency plan is crucial to keeping your family safe during an imminent crisis. SERVPRO of Amory/Aberdeen & West Point would like to share strategies you can use with your family in the event of a crisis to keep them prepared and safe.
Have a Designated Meeting Space
In the event of a fire or other disaster inside the home, it’s important to have a designated meeting space that is close to the property. If a fire happens, find somewhere safe that is close by for the family to meet.
Dealing with Natural Disasters
With the weather acting as unpredictable as it has been of late, it’s important to understand your town’s geography and climate and prepare for whatever weather affects it the most. In the case of a flood, don’t wait for the water to get to unsafe levels! Your family’s safety comes first, and it’s not worth risking staying in your home if it’s going to flood from the water. Take what little belongings you can and leave before the water gets too out of control.
Know Basic CPR
If one of your family members becomes injured, faints, or worse, it’s important to know basic CPR skills before paramedics can arrive. Make sure your whole family attends CPR classes; they’re affordable, hands-on, and can save a life! Keeping track of your loved ones’ medical history is important, too. If disaster strikes and a medical flare-up happens, you need to know what to do!
Disaster strikes when we least expect it to. We oftentimes live comfortable lives and forget that an emergency can strike at any time. Your family’s safety should be a top priority, and planning is the best way to ensure this. Communicate with your family, create contingency plans for disasters, and you’ll find yourself more prepared than you thought you were in the event of a disaster.