September Is National Preparedness Month: Disasters Don't Wait...

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty

 

 

September Is National Preparedness Month

 

September has arrived and with it the peak of the hurricane season, which can last into November. And by now, we've heard about all the fires in California. With more than 80% of us living in areas prone to weather-related disasters, it's important to be prepared with an emergency plan. More people live without such a plan than those who have one. The theme of the 2020 National Preparedness Month is  "Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today"

 

 

 

 How Ready Are Americans For Disaster?

 

How Ready Are We?[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

 

Resources To Help You Prepare For Disasters

Each September, National Preparedness Month encourages and reminds Americans to be prepared for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. The EPA's website provides great information on how to prepare and cope with natural and man-made disasters. 

 

The EPA website provides also social media messages we can use on our own Facebook and Twitter pages during or after a disaster.

 

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also are a great resource for personal health preparedness, which include personal needs, paperwork, prescription and power-loss preparedness. And like the EPA's website, the CDC's website provides great tips and social media resources to help Americans prepare for disasaters.

 

 

Personal Health Preparedness From CDC       Prescription Preparedness From CDC       Paperwork Preparedness from CDC       Power Sources Preparedness from CDC

 

The County of Santa Clara in California has a terrific 12-Month Emergency Preparedness Calendar on its website.  They call it the  Do 1 Thing Program that makes it easy to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for emergencies or disasters month-by-month.​ Easy-peasy to follow these monthly instructions over the course of one year. 

 

Do 1 Thing 12 Month Plan To Prepare For Disaster

 

 

BE PREPARED FOR A HURRICANE IN NORTH CAROLINA

 

 

 

This information about National Preparedness Month is provided by Nina Hollander/Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker, your Charlotte metro area residential real estate experts. We've been opening doors for Charlotte region home buyers and sellers for 20+ years. We always want to keep all of our clients, neighbors, and friends safe.

 

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Comments (30)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lottie Kendall hi Lottie... that's so true, Lottie... but it seems each year there are disasters somewhere that people were not ready for.

Sep 08, 2020 05:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR good morning, Dorie... of course, at the end of the day I don't think any of us could ever have been prepared for the pandemic.

Sep 08, 2020 05:54 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Beth Atalay good morning, Beth... for sure... but it's just so easy to put that kind of planning off.

Sep 08, 2020 05:55 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Michael Jacobs good morning, Michael... at the very least a good disaster plan can provide some peace of mind.

Sep 08, 2020 05:55 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Nina. In Florida, we were prepared but never as prepared as we could be. In Chicago, not so much! Enjoy your day!

Sep 08, 2020 06:34 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Nina Hollander - I have learned to be prepared for September since owning our house in Florida.  So far no hurricane.

Sep 08, 2020 06:55 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have never had to prepare for such a thing and I hope that I never will.  I guess it is one of the factors in me never wanting to move away from where I currently live.

Sep 08, 2020 07:20 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nina,

We are prepared for whatever happens, it is just part of life!  Wishing you a great weekend.  A

Sep 08, 2020 07:48 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Wayne Martin hi Wayne... I suspect no matter how prepared we might be, after each emergency we learn something new about how to be prepared for the next time.

Sep 08, 2020 10:19 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Grant Schneider hi Grant... fingers crossed that no hurricanes will come your way in 2020!

Sep 08, 2020 10:20 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England hi Brian... to some degree I think we all live where something totally unexpected could hit us.

Sep 08, 2020 10:21 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ron and Alexandra Seigel hi Alexandra... I would admit that I'm not always as prepared as I should be for natural disasters. There are always so many other things on my plate that preparing for rare occurrences always seem to fall by the wayside.

Sep 08, 2020 10:23 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander - Many will read and appreciate the graphics. Being prepared is so important and the more information we have, the better we can be to know what to do in case of an emergency.

Take care!! Be Safe!!!

Sep 08, 2020 11:26 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP hi Patricia... it's so easy to let things like this slip, especially if you live in an area where natural disasters are few and far between.

Sep 08, 2020 11:45 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina that is a great infograph.  What we need to be prepared for is different depending on what part of the country we are in, but no matter were we are we need to always be prepared for the type of disasters that impact that part of the country.

Sep 08, 2020 06:33 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Nina.

Except for the generator, everything else is in place.

Sep 09, 2020 12:23 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto good morning, George...absolutely... disaster plans have to address the type of disaster(s) experienced in specific areas. 

Sep 09, 2020 03:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

James Dray good morning, James... I dare to say you are way ahead of many people.

Sep 09, 2020 03:54 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- you never know when you may have to evacuate your home and not be able to return for a day or more. These are excellent lists for all of us. 

Sep 12, 2020 11:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib good morning, Kathy. I have to think that those who live in the path of frequent natural disasters can sleep better at night if they know they are prepared in advance.

Sep 13, 2020 04:12 AM