Be prepared for stormy weather and the scams that roll in with it

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September is National Preparedness Month, and your BBB is sharing resources to help you ensure you’re prepared should natural disasters hit our area.

Make a Disaster Plan. An excellent resource for disaster planning is the Ready.gov website, which includes tips and suggestions to be prepared for the impact of stormy weather. Building a plan in advance is key to your family’s safety (pets too) during destructive weather. Consider the following:

— How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?

— What is my shelter plan?

— What is my evacuation route?

— What is my family/household communication plan? (FEMA offers a template your family can use to build your plan at ready.gov/plan)

— Do I have an ample emergency supply kit?

Make a Financial Readiness Plan: FEMA offers excellent tips on building a financial readiness plan, which can also be accessed at ready.gov. Highlights include:

— Do a household inventory….

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