Disaster can strike at any time, whether it’s a fire, an ice storm, a tornado or an earthquake.
Are you ready if it does?
The reality is that most Michiganders aren’t prepared for an emergency – let alone a major disaster that could cause disruption in services and significant damage to homes and businesses.
Do You Have a Plan in Case Disaster Strikes?
While you don’t have to be a “prepper” to be ready for a disaster, experts recommend that you have some kind of a plan in place that covers all your bases in case something goes wrong.
For most people, it’s enough to have:
- A generator
- Enough non-perishable food to last for at least three days
- At least three gallons of bottled water per person
- A communication plan with family members in case cell phone service is down
- A meeting location in case your family is separated during a disaster
- An emergency evacuation kit
- Access to financial information
- Evacuation funds you can use in an emergency
- An evacuation vehicle
It’s not enough to just have these things, though – you need to be prepared to use them in an emergency.
Do We Have Natural Disaster Areas?
Last year, the Secretary of Agriculture designated 43 counties in Michigan as “primary natural disaster areas.” Washtenaw County was one of them – and although Jackson County wasn’t on that list, it’s important to remember that natural disasters can happen any time, anywhere.
You can view the USDA press release that covers all of Michigan’s 43 primary natural disaster areas here.
Do You Need a Disaster Remediation Expert in Washtenaw County or Jackson County?
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