Planning for a disaster, when it seems so impossible, is never a fun task. Often, it seems tedious and a waste of time when there are other money-making tasks to be handled. But failing to plan for the worst could end up costing you tenfold when a disaster really strikes Madison. It could be a major flood, tornado, snow storm, or even a heatwave – anything is possible.
In a moment, we will talk more about how you can get ahead on protecting your business in case of a disaster. But first, let’s talk about other things you can do to make sure you and your team are covered. Having a survival kit is the first step.
Store Extra Food
A few granola bars and bottles of water are not going to get you through several days being stranded in a building after a record snowstorm. As a general rule, FEMA suggests keeping enough nonperishable food for up to three days. Remember, if the power goes out, food in a fridge or freezer could spoil quickly, so that is not a reliable resource.
Keep Water On Hand
This and the last point are the most critical. During stressful events like a natural disaster, you should drink as much water as possible to help your body stay regulated and handled the situation. That means storing one gallon of water per person per day.
First Aid Training
During severe weather outbreaks and disaster situations, first responders will be flooded with calls for help, meaning response times could increase. Taking a simple CPR class on a Saturday morning could mean the difference between life and death for those around you during a disaster. There are also a number of first response teams in communities across the country that are always looking for volunteers to help during disasters. If you want to help, reach out to your local government offices and they can point you in the right direction.
Once the first responders move out, and rebuilding begins, having a reputable, high-quality restoration company to call to fix your home or business is important. This is where companies like A&J Specialty Services come in. So do some research, and find a company you trust to get you back on your feet after disaster strikes.
A&J Specialty Services can help you be prepared for the worst through our disaster planning service, and it’s free. This is here to give you peace of mind that a local top-notch contractor has you back in case of an emergency. Setting up a disaster plan will mean we already know you and your business, we will know the layout of your facility, and be able to address a problem quickly. You will also be quickly linked in with A&J staff who will be by your side through the entire restoration process, no matter how big or small.
Find out more about creating your own Disaster Plan through the “Disaster Planning” menu at the top of the page.