SERVPRO of Miami Beach is Always Prepared
It Started in 2004
“It” is National Preparedness Month in the United States, one of September’s many distinctions (including the start of autumn). The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) sponsored the commemoration to encourage all of us to prepare our families, workplaces, communities, and homes for disaster.
At SERVPRO of Miami Beach®, we’re always prepared to clean up after a disaster. Floods, fires, and other catastrophes leave behind all kinds of damage that we know how to remediate. We prefer restoration over replacement, but are confident that things are replaceable, unlike people and pets.
Don’t stay behind to take care of what can be replaced. Make an escape plan and have an emergency evacuation kit ready.
When the crisis is over, call us to remediate damage.
A fire or an unexpected storm requires that everyone get out of the building, and that they have a place to meet. A wider-spread disaster might require evacuation. No matter what, make sure everyone knows the plan.
Make sure to:
- Involve everyone in the escape plan
- Assign helpers to people who need them (including babies and toddlers, elderly people, people who need wheelchairs, people who have visual impairments)
- Practice the plan
FEMA recommends families have two emergency kits: one for home, one for an evacuation. Home kits should have at least a two-week supply of necessary items, while evacuation kits should have at least a three-day supply. Suggested items:
- One gallon of water per person, per day
- Water for pets, amount depends on the animals’ sizes
- Non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
- Food for the pets
- Battery-powered radio
- Extra batteries
- First-aid kit
- Copies of prescriptions, other medical information
- Hygiene items (menstrual, toilet paper, soap)
- Multi-purpose tool
- Copies of documents
- Cell phones with chargers
- Contact information
- Extra cash
- Fuel for generator and car
- Bedding for people and pets (if evacuating)
- Face masks
More information on building emergency kits is available:
Staying at Home
If it is safe to stay at home, you might need other supplies such as:
- Duct tape
- Tarps or plastic sheeting
- Basic tools
Remember there are 12 Months in a Year
September is the time for us to make sure that we are prepared for emergencies; it is not enough to make plans without following through. Be prepared all year long. It’s like being a Scout, but it’s open to all ages.
SERVPRO of Miami Beach
We are available 24 hours a day, every day. Call us at 305- 532-5411.
When fire and water take control of your life,
we help you take it back.