Did you know that National Preparedness Month is in September? I didn’t until recently, but I think it’s a great idea to use National Preparedness Month as a chance to take a look at your family’s overall safety precautions. Keep reading to discover some tips for the month and enter to win 3 products you need for the month from Master Lock (Disclosure: I’m a Live Secure Safety Squad Guest Blogger for the month of September and I will receive product and compensation for my time.).
National Preparedness Month
Earlier this year, I posted about National Safety Month for Master Lock. This time, I want to talk more about prepping for natural disasters. National Preparedness Month is actually sponsored by FEMA, in an effort to get Americans thinking about some natural hazards and how they can cope with them. We can’t prevent those events from happening, but by doing some planning, we can be better able to handle them.
FEMA has a get ready for natural disasters site to promote National Preparedness Month. On the site, you can view the top 3 natural hazards for your state. My state (Virginia) has thunderstorms, floods, and hurricanes listed and I have to say I agree with them. It floods here pretty often and we’ve had several thunderstorms here lately. So, I know for a fact that we all could use some more preparation for handling these events. That’s why I want to share some quick tips and products to help you out.
- Be informed. Find out what the three most likely to occur natural disasters are for your state and what all damage can occur with them.
- Create a plan. Once you know what you are prepping for, you can find out more specific tips to ensure your family’s safety if something does happen.
- Put together a kit. This kit should include items you might need if a natural hazard does happen. You will probably want to include several Master Lock products in this kit, such as…
- Get a locking file box to store your personal documents in. The box will protect them from the looters and will ensure that your papers aren’t just laying around on the floor.
- Have a portable key safe that will house all of your important keys in one place while protecting them from other people.
- Keep your valuables locked up with a laminated padlock.
So, what do you think of these tips/products? How will you use National Preparedness Month to get your family and home prepared for a natural hazard?