In 2020, 60,714 weather-related events resulted in 585 deaths and 1,708 injuries. Our goal is to keep our clients and friends safe during the turbulent weather events at the end of hurricane season and throughout winter.
As the head of a household, parents and caregivers are in a unique position to prepare their families for safety using the following tips:
- Learn CPR and First aid. If you are not certified already, consider taking an online course to prepare for these types of emergencies
- FEMA has a mobile app that you can download for free for real-time alerts from the national weather service, real-time notifications with loved ones via text and social media, and emergency safety tips.
- Create an emergency kit and emergency family plan that includes meet-up places in case you are separated during a disaster. Practice this plan annually.
- Store all important documents in a fire/waterproof safe or safety deposit box.
- Practice shutting off utilities – including water, power and gas. In an emergency, the ability to turn off any of these utilities can save your family’s lives.
For more preparedness month tips, please visit https://www.ready.gov/september
DII is your partner in safety and incident prevention. If you have any questions about preparing your home for emergencies, please reach out to your DII representative.