Disaster Planning Vital to Community

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) reminds community owners and managers of the importance of having a preparedness plan in place for residents in case of an impending hurricane or sudden tornado. If a community has multiple exits, who should use which exit, and what happens if an exit is blocked by a fallen tree. New residents should be given disaster plans in their “welcome packet” along with supplies that could be helpful in the event of an immediate need. Police and fire departments and agencies such as the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA—www.ready.gov) offer free planning assistance. Community management should develop an emergency notification system, including identifying residents with special medical and first responder skills, such as paramedics, nurses, and others knowledgeable in basic medical assistance. As MHProNews knows, educating residents is vital to the well-being of a community. For tips from Kurt Kelly on protecting communities, please click here.

(Photo credit: Birmingham News—April 27 tornado damage)

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