Being Prepared for Hurricane Season is as Easy as 1, 2, 3
Each September, National Preparedness Month encourages us all to be prepared for disasters or emergencies in our homes, businesses, and communities. The past year reminded us that no one is beyond the reach of emergencies. In the U.S., millions of people across the country were impacted by an unrelenting wave of devastating disasters — from back-to-back hurricanes to record-breaking wildfires and historic storms — all compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In honor of National Preparedness Month, Adams Beverages is proud to recognize Anheuser-Busch’s longstanding partnership with the American Red Cross – which dates back to 1906 when Adolphus Busch supported the relief efforts of the San Francisco earthquake. Over a century later, the partnership continues stronger than ever through Anheuser-Busch’s emergency drinking water program, as part of our shared commitment to helping American communities in times of need.
This year, Anheuser-Busch is also proud to expand their disaster relief platform in partnership with American Humane to raise awareness of the importance of preparedness to protect not only ourselves but also those who rely on us most – our pets. Leaving pets out of your disaster relief plan not only endangers the lives of your four-legged friends, but also the lives of owners, volunteers, and first-responders.
Getting prepared is easier than it sounds. This September, we encourage you and your family to take these three basic action steps from our friends at the American Red Cross:
- GET A KIT. Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster – whether you need to stay at home or evacuate. Assemble easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kits with supplies for your family AND your pets. Some supplies may be hard to get in light of the health crisis, and availability may worsen in a disaster, so start gathering supplies now.
- MAKE A PLAN. Plan effectively for you and your family in case of an emergency. You may need to leave your home quickly and travel to a safe place outside the affected area, so if authorities advise you to evacuate, be prepared to leave immediately with your evacuation kits. Remember, if you and your family need to evacuate, so does your pet. It is important to plan in advance to know which pet-friendly hotels are in your area, and where your pets can stay in an emergency situation.
- BE INFORMED. Understand which disasters are likely to occur in your area, and what you must know to stay safe. This includes having access to weather alerts and community notifications and being sure that you can receive official notifications even during a power outage.
Preparedness begins at home and in an emergency, every second counts so it is crucial to be prepared. This National Preparedness Month, make sure you are prepared for all members of your family – whether they have two legs or four.