September 16, 2020
Each September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) emphasizes the importance of being prepared for disasters through National Preparedness Week. This week (Sept 13-19), we highlight the topic of Disasters & Emergencies.
The emergencies that affect Americans can be vastly different, depending on where and how you live. Tornadoes are a threat in the Great Plains, but earthquakes and wildfires are a threat in California. Likewise, an 80 mile per hour wind can be a life-threatening situation in a mobile home, but not so much in a traditionally built home.
Are you unsure of what disasters may affect you at any time? Here’s how to assess your own risks: