Building Safety Month: Disaster Preparedness
Posted on 05/11/2020
Procrastination is normal behavior for many of us. We don’t think about cleaning out the gutters until it is raining. We don’t think about putting gasoline in the car until the gas gauge is on empty. We don’t think about going to the grocery store until we are out of milk and bread.

Unfortunately, disasters happen whether we are ready or not. Procrastination should not be an option when preparing for disasters.

In Southeast Missouri, we frequently experience flooding, severe weather, and the loss of electricity for an extended period of time. Having a plan will not keep you and your family from experiencing these disasters, but a plan will make dealing with these disasters more tolerable.

If you have not done so, develop a Disaster Plan before it is needed. Numerous resources are available to assist you and your family in planning for disasters. Check out the following resources for examples.

Make a Plan - Ready.gov
Planning - American Red Cross