Disaster Preparedness: Have a Plan

Disaster Preparedness: Have a Plan

This piece was originally published in the September 2016 issue of electroindustry.

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Are you prepared? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated September National Preparedness Month. According to the DHS, recognizing an impending hazard and knowing what to do to protect yourself, your family, and your business will help you prepare beforehand and aid recovery after the event.

Here are a few easy steps to start your emergency communication plan:

  • Understand how to receive emergency alerts and warnings
  • Discuss family, household, and business plans for disasters that may affect your area
  • Collect information
  • Identify an emergency meeting place
  • Share information
  • Practice your plan

For tips and a toolkit, visit www.ready.gov/natural-disasters.

Read the September 2016 issue of electroindustry.

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