The Nufloors Langley, BC location recently did something wonderful for their staff. They hosted a session on emergency preparation and how to survive and bounce back from a disaster. We all know what our “threats” are based on where we live. But we tend to push this to the background, adding it to our to do list, but never really truly addressing the “what if” and making a plan.
Dennis Lundstrom, Sales Manager of Nufloors Langley, has an early and vivid memory of what a major disaster looks like. He was a young child when his family’s home, on the Sumas floodplain, was inundated in the Fraser River flood of 1948. His bedroom window on the top floor of the house was visible, but not much else.
Nufloors Langley is planning to hold a public event in the future so more people can learn about planning for an emergency.
Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada is May 6-12th, 2012
So what about you? Are you ready if a natural disaster strikes you and your family?
Are you prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least 72 hours in a disaster ?
Below are the 3 to-do’s:
- Know the risks in your community.
- Make a family emergency plan.
- Get or make an emergency preparedness kit.
In an emergency, if phones don’t work or families aren’t together, what will you do? Check out the Government of Canada’s video, “Making a Family Emergency Plan”. Also available are emergency preparation downloadable guides:
Another great resource for learning more about this is the Canadian Red Cross:
Do yourself a favor and spend a little time on this – trust us, you’ll sleep a lot better at night!