Fire. Earthquake. Chemical spill. Tornado. Snow or rain storm. During a disaster (natural or man-made), seconds matter. September is National Preparedness Month and understanding the message, “Disasters Happen: Prepare Now, Learn How,” could mean the difference between surviving or not!
Emergency events don’t always give advanced warning before they occur. It was exactly this time last year our Gulf coast neighbors were hit by one of the costliest storms in recent history, Hurricane Harvey. Making sure you’re as prepared as possible, prior to disastrous incidents happening, is vital to the protection of your family and your property.
Plano’s Department of Emergency Management (DEM) urges you to take life-saving measures now by learning how to safeguard against disasters. Completing these weekly goals makes your family better able to encounter, survive and recover from a variety of hazards:
Week 1: Make and Practice Your Plan
Week 2: Learn Life Saving Skills
Week 3: Check Your Insurance Coverage
Week 4: Save for an Emergency
Plano's DEM webpage provides links to information on potential hazards, helpful tips and valuable resources, including details about a Safe Room Rebate.
Be sure to sign up for emergency alerts and stay informed through Plano City Call (CodeRED™).
Know What to Do video (English)
Know What to Do video (Spanish)
Knowing what to do, how to find life-sustaining supplies and locating your loved-ones are of great concern during stressful times. Easing that discomfort could be as simple as planning ahead and being prepared.