11:13 am - Tuesday December 12, 2017

National Preparedness Month in September

Paul Davis, a leading national provider of water, fire and mold
damage clean up and restoration services for residential and commercial
properties, supports National Preparedness Month to help individuals and
families. “Disasters can strike at any time. It is essential to take
readiness steps now for a better response later,” said Curt Comba, owner of
Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling of Denver and Arapahoe Counties. “The
National Preparedness Month event is a great reminder for communities and
businesses everywhere to always be prepared for a disaster.”

According to The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency
Management Agency’s (FEMA), the program focuses on preparing for threats and
hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of the United States. It
is the shared responsibility of individuals, communities, private and
nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, along with Federal, state, and
local government.

The program stresses the lessening of impact from natural disasters and
promotes quick response to save lives, protect property, the environment,
and meet basic human needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic incident.

This year, the National Preparedness Month theme includes creating a family
emergency plan; emergency supply kits; help for neighbors in need, and
teamwork for safety. Visit www.Ready.gov for information.

Paul Davis recommends the following for a Basic Emergency Kit:

. Water – one gallon per person per day for at least three days
. Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
. Clothing – change of clothing and a sleeping bag for each person
. Battery-powered or hand crank radio, a NOAA Weather Radio, extra
batteries
. Cell Phone and charger
. Flashlight and extra batteries
. First aid kit – sterile gloves; adhesive bandages; antibiotic
ointment; gauze pads; iodine/alcohol pads; medical tape; pain reliever;
emergency Mylar blanket; thermometer; prescription medications and
supplies.
. Waterproof, portable containers – for IDs, insurance policies, bank
account records, site maps, employee contact, computer backup files,
emergency and law enforcement information, and priority documents.
Store a second set of records off-site.

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