SERVPRO Says Leave Now, Plan an Evacuation Route Away from Your West Pensacola Home and Hurricane Michael
What Should Your Hurricane Michael Preparation Plan Include for West Pensacola?
It is an easy thing to tell someone to have a plan for when a hurricane occurs and to follow it precisely. However, some people may not know what this plan should include and how it should be executed. Having a plan and following it strictly is the key to avoiding serious injury to yourself and your family during Hurricane Michael. When making a plan, there are some essentials to consider. Then EVACUATE.
Where do I want my family to be during this Hurricane?
Think about your home and its structure. If it has a sturdy frame and the hurricane category is low, find the safest place in your home for your family to weather the storm. But not this time. Hurricane Michael can hit your West Pensacola property as a potential Cat 4 with winds as high as 140 MPH. Make a plan for evacuation and leave. Having an exit strategy as a backup plan is essential. You do not want to become frazzled and unsure during an emergency.
Create a chain of command. Select a member of your family to be the leader and execute orders. Assign responsibilities and divide essential tasks between your family. Think of emergencies that may occur while the storm occurs and assign a person to carry out a solution to the problem. In this case, how to react and what to do upon returning after the storm has passed.
Make sure your emergency supplies are in your safe location before the storm hits. Should the hurricane be a low category and you choose to stay inside your home, ensure that your supplies are already in the preselected safe-place before it hits. Doing this can ensure that all your family has to worry about is moving to the location as a unit. This advice, please keep for another storm, not this Hurricane.
When evacuating, plan routes to take. Research the safest route to travel and then stock your car with spare maps and emergency supplies beforehand. It makes the process of moving your family much smoother if all you have to worry about is getting them from point 'A' to 'B.' Do not delay your departure, leave now.
Following these basic principals while making a plan for a hurricane can decrease the chances of injury among you and your family during the storm. Remember, it is always important to remain calm during an emergency.
When you have the all-clear to return home, contact SERVPRO of West Pensacola. We will be standing by and ready to help with the storm damage cleanup and restoration. Our National Disaster Recovery Teams are here to help. (850) 469-1160
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