SERVPRO of North Pensacola is Prepared for National Preparedness Month
Hope for the Best. Prepare for the Worst.
We hope we aren’t the only ones who heard that adage from parents or grandparents.
SERVPRO® of North Pensacola dusted off the adage for September in honor of National Preparedness Month, but preparedness is our business.
After any disaster, Molino and surrounding areas can count on us to remediate property and belongings from damage, including from water, fire, and biohazardous waste.
Call us at 850-466-3076. Our emergency services are available 24 hours/day, every day.
The American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) recommend that everyone prepare an emergency kit for both evacuation and sheltering in place. Each person (or pet) needs a minimum of a three-day supply for evacuation, and a two-week supply for sheltering at home.
The kits will be useful only if ready ahead of time and easy to access.
- One gallon of water per person, per day
- Water for pets, amount depends on the animals’ sizes (not just for drinking --may need to clean muck, soot, or other waste off pets)
- Non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
- Can opener (not electric)
- Paper products (can’t wash dishes)
- Trash bags
- Food for the pets
- Battery-powered radio (listen to alerts)
- Extra batteries
- First-aid kit
- Medications (both OTC and Rx)
- Copies of prescriptions, other medical information
- Hygiene items (such as menstrual, toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, diapers for babies)
- Multi-purpose tool
- Copies of documents (identification, deed to house)
- Current photos of family members or pets in case of separation
- Cell phones with chargers
- Battery-powered chargers
- Contact information for relatives, medical professionals
- Extra cash in case ATMs are not working
- Fuel for generator and car
- Bedding for people and pets (if evacuating)
- Face masks
- Non-electronic entertainment for adults, children, pets
We know we’re in Florida!
We all know that we might need to cover windows or doors with tarps or heavy-duty plastic. Duct tape is a must even when there isn’t an emergency.
At SERVPRO of North Pensacola, we’ve heard people admit to feeling bad about feeling bad; they lived without electricity for days while people throughout the world live without electricity all the time.
Hey, when disaster happens to us, it does feel bad. Another person’s privation doesn’t undo our privation. Regardless, we like the ways some people made light of problems in hindsight. Our favorites:
- The family had no electricity for nearly two weeks so couldn’t toast the bread for sandwiches. They called it “plain bread” for a while; now it is “raw toast”.
- Another family had to climb four flights to their condo from the entrance because there was no electricity for the elevators. The stairs became their “home gym”.
- Friends learned that their dog really would eat anything. Ugh.
We are already prepared to rescue your property and belongings.