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


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 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

— 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 Highlights include:

— Do a household inventory….

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