Maybe Harold Camping got it right, but just had his date wrong. With all the “killer” weather Indiana, the Midwest, and other parts of the country have been experiencing this year, one might think that it is the end of the world!
We don’t really believe that, but what these occurrences do point out to us is that we can never be too prepared for an emergency these days, especially natural disasters like the tornadoes, floods, and the ping pong ball-sized hail we’ve been experiencing in Indianapolis, Mooresville, Greenwood, Franklin, and throughout Central and Southern Indiana.
Do you have an Emergency Preparedness Plan for your family in place? If you’re not home, do your kids know where the safest place in the house to go is in case of a tornado? Do you have escape routes planned and practiced in case of a fire? Have you checked the sump pump in your basement lately to prevent flooding? If you answered NO to any of these questions, then you are not ready!
As we talked about in our post “How Prepared are You for This and Other Emergencies, Indianapolis,” the best place to find just about all the information you should need to successfully prepare yourself and your family to face an emergency is www.ready.gov, the FEMA website with emergency planning resources for home owners, families, and businesses. There is even a separate website especially for children, Ready Kids, designed to teach kids how to prepare for, and react during, an emergency.
You may also want to read our post “Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Indiana’s Winter Weather,” with tips on how to be prepared for weather-related emergencies, including power outages.
If you are a home owner in a metropolitan Indianapolis community, as part of your emergency preparedness plan you should definitely put preventative maintenance service for your central air conditioning system on the list while the temperature remains reasonably comfortable. If this past week or two is any indication of the summer weather to come, then you definitely want to make sure you have properly serviced your system in preparation for any emergency. For top-quality maintenance service on your home’s central cooling system, call Thiele at 317-639-1111.