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Prepare for the Unexpected

Prepare for the Unexpected - The Beacon


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By: Michael

Prepare for the Unexpected

Power Outages, Winter Storms, Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Floods, Drought, water contamination, Extreme Heat, Accidental Hazards, Terrorist Hazards, Pandemics, Home Fires and other disasters can take place with little to no notice. What if you had no water, food or necessary medications? How would you communicate without cell phone service?

Your BBB® suggests pre-planning for an emergency!

To help ensure you, your family, and pets have needed supplies in the event of an interruption to your normal routine, September Is National Preparedness Month. is a web site with documents, videos and emergency kit ideas to help you plan for the unexpected.

The Red Cross has checklists to prepare for differing types of disasters including common items for any unforeseen event. One suggestion includes having at least three days of food, water, pet supplies and necessary medications on-hand. A widespread power outage would mean you couldn’t get gas for your vehicle, so getting in the habit of having at least a half tank of gas would not be a bad idea. Other items beyond essential food and drink include items to keep the kids amused, changes of clothing, animal carriers and cleaning supplies, pillows and blankets, radio, flashlight and batteries.

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Michael is our Business Information Specialist and will be writing at least one article per week for the consumer education blog. He works with accredited businesses to ensure we maintain current contact information and licensing. He is usually first to answer the phone; so odds are good you will be speaking with him when calling our office.