If an emergency occurred tomorrow, would you be ready?

ServiceMaster Restoration Services would like to help spread the word and support FEMA’s sponsored National Preparedness Month. National Preparedness Month aims to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. National Preparedness Month is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters, both large scale and smaller local events. We know that emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like yours, to people like you. We’ve seen tornado outbreaks, river floods and flash floods, historic earthquakes, tsunamis, and even water main breaks and power outages that impact communities for days at a time.

As commendable as they may be in their profession of assisting those in need, police, fire and rescue may not always be able to reach you quickly in an emergency or disaster. The most important step you can take in helping your local responders is being able to take care of yourself and those in your care for at least a short period of time following an incident; the more people who are prepared, the quicker the community will recover.

You are not helpless in the face of an emergency. With just a few simple steps, you can Be a Force of Nature by knowing your risk, taking action and being an example in your community.

Stay tuned this month for helpful tips from NOAA and FEMA on how to Be A Force of Nature and to be prepared for any disaster nature can throw at you.

Resources: NOAA- http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/prep.html#.U_suz_mwLyA