NRCA encourages contractors, general public to recognize National Preparedness Month

Storm Rooftop

Severe weather and other emergencies can strike with little or no warning and can have disastrous effects. Throughout September, NRCA is urging roofing contractors to recognize National Preparedness Month and make disaster preparedness a priority.

Organized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Month encourages the public to learn the steps necessary to make preparedness a part of everyday life.

“National Preparedness Month serves as a reminder that we all need to prepare for disasters and emergencies,” says FEMA Region V Acting Regional Administrator, Janet Odeshoo. “Make disaster readiness manageable by taking one step at a time – start by learning your specific risk, then gather supplies for an emergency kit and finally develop a family communications plan. By taking these small, but critical steps, over time you can be prepared for disasters.”

Throughout the month, FEMA will offer tips on becoming disaster ready, including ways to stay safe during a disaster. The latest preparedness updates can be found at www.facebook.com/fema.

In addition, NRCA offers homeowners and building owner’s information about how to select a professional roofing contractor following a natural disaster. Each handout addresses a specific natural event: earthquakes, fires, floods, hail, hurricanes, snowstorms, strong winds and tornados. In addition, NRCA members have access to PowerPoint Presentations addressing the same natural disasters that can be customized for sales presentations. The information can be found on NRCA’s consumer website at www.everybodyneedsaroof.com and in the Members Only section of www.nrca.net.

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