A Special Interview with FEMA Instructor Cheryl Nelson about Important Steps to Take Before Emergencies Happen to Ensure Quick Recovery
Major weather disasters impact the nation yearly, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. North America has experienced wildfires, devastating heat waves and record flooding this year. That is why this National Preparedness Month its more important than ever, serving as a timely reminder that it is critically important to be ready before disasters and emergencies occur. Just in time for National Preparedness Month, FEMA disaster expert Cheryl Nelson shares critical steps on how to prepare for and recover from any disaster. Cheryl is an instructor and Meteorologist for the FEMA National Disaster Preparedness Center.
FIRST THINGS TO CONSIDER
Be ready for whatever nature throws at us next, that includes having a great place to stay for a night, week, month, or even longer. Try Hawthorn Extended Stay by Wyndham. With locations across the country, they offer spacious suites with fully-equipped kitchens, on-site laundry services, fitness centers, plus free Wi-fi, breakfast and the Wyndham Rewards program. They are running a great deal right now where everyone can save 15% when staying for two nights or more. Head over to Hawthorn.com for all the details.
A MUST-HAVE TO BE PREPARED
Be prepared by having a dependable backup power source like Schumacher. Since 1947, Schumacher has been powering lifestyles with its broad range of industry-leading power conversion products that are affordable, feature-rich, and prepare consumers for any situation. Cheryl recommends the SL1612 Rugged Lithium Jump Starter and USB Power Source. This multi-use preparedness tool offers a long–lasting battery that is reliable enough to jumpstart a vehicle 45 times on a single charge. It can charge up any device and light up a work area in the event of an emergency. For more information, visit www.schumacherelectric.com
TOOLS FOR CLEAN UP
Having quality equipment for cleanup is essential, and Cheryl’s favorite line comes from Husqvarna. They make innovative forest, lawn, and garden products that can make all the difference in an emergency. In fact, this is the Husqvarna 455 Rancher chainsaw, a favorite in the Rancher Chainsaw series. It is versatile, fuel efficient, and produces low emissions, making it a better choice for the environment. It is comfortable to use even in tough conditions, and they are offering 20% off now through September 6th so it is the perfect time to get one.
INNOVATIVE NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Innovative technology is key and there is an amazing new way to store power. Savant Power Storage delivers the ability to use stored electricity from the grid and solar during power outages due to extreme weather events. It comes with the award-winning Savant App that lets you monitor and control energy production and consumption in real time. For 20 years, Savant has been a luxury smart home company and now they have entered the smart power business, making smart energy accessible to everyone. For more information, visit www.savant.com