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Easy Steps to Create Your Family Emergency Communication Plan

1/15/2024 (Permalink)

In regions like New York where the weather can be unpredictable, residents are well aware of the issues inclement weather conditions can cause, such as icy roads during snowstorms or the damage left behind by powerful thunderstorms. At SERVPRO of New Hyde Park/Mineola, we firmly advocate that preparation is key to facing these events safely and ensuring the well-being of your family. Here are a few easy steps to formulate a functional and effective plan:

Step 1: Collect Contact Information

Kick-start your plan by gathering and documenting the contact details of all family members. This includes landlines, cell phones, emails, and work contact details. It can also be beneficial to include the contact information for out-of-town relatives and local emergency services.

Step 2: Choose Emergency Meeting Locations

Identify a couple of accessible meeting places where your family can regroup after a storm in case of a power outage or if cell networks are down. Suitable choices might be local landmarks, schools, or community centers.

Step 3: Identify Safe Shelter Locations

In some instances, evacuating may not be safe or viable. Thus, decide on areas within your house where you could safely shelter during a storm, for example, small interior rooms that are devoid of windows.

Step 4: Account for Unique Family Needs

Take into account any specific needs of your family members while preparing your plan. Consider elements like essential medication, supplies for infants, and the needs of pets.

Step 5: Regular Drills

Make a point to practice your plan regularly with all family members to ensure everyone knows what to do during a storm.

When the storm subsides, remember that SERVPRO of New Hyde Park/Mineola - your local storm damage repair professionals are just a call away to provide prompt service. Our objective is to help get your life back to normal as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Each member of our professional team brings a wealth of experience and expertise to ensure every job, regardless of its size, is conducted to make your home feel “Like it never even happened.”

While storms cannot be prevented, having a Family Emergency Communication Plan ensures that you are swift and ready to weather any storm that comes your way efficiently and effectively.

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