Hurricane Michael, the sturdiest storm in decades, pounded Florida Panhandle and moved to Georgia, recently. The storm caused severe loss as the initial reports predicted. It forced about half a million homeowners to evacuate their houses. More than 3 million homes faced power outage and it caused huge property loss to the country.

Before this storm, the Hurricane Florence wreaked havoc in North Carolina. While the Carr Fire caused destruction in CA. This was one of the largest fires in the history of California.

Threats to life and property are not confined to hurricanes and fires only. There are many types of natural disasters including tornados, thunderstorms, floods and earthquakes that can hit anytime.

All we need to do is to prepare ourselves and families to tackle any natural disaster. Here are some of the tips that can help you:

Disaster Prevention Tips for Everyone

One of the most common tips is to stay alert. You should be updated about the situation in and around your area. Be sure that warnings and alerts you are getting are authentic.

Go Wireless

To stay updated round the clock, install wireless devices at your home. Having a wireless home security control panel you can get local weather updates 24/7 even if there is no power.

Move Away

Take your local weather warnings seriously. Before getting stuck, move away from your area if it falls in the red zone.

If You Get Stuck

If you are trapped by storm, hurricane or any other natural disaster, try to stay indoors. Look for the safest corners inside your house to stay there.

Use the Personal Panic Button

It is natural that catastrophic situations cause panic. Even the strongest person might feel anxious in front of a natural disaster. To prevent such a situation, use panic buttons for safety.

Use your keychain remote or the personal panic button to alert the home monitoring team. The monitoring agents, after receiving your ‘help’ message dispatch emergency support to your location.

Get Smoke Detectors

A natural disaster (earthquake or thunderstorm) can be an indirect cause of fire at your house. Stay protected from them using home safety devices such as a smoke detector. Smoke alarms are included in your home monitoring packages. They are offered for free by some home security providers.

Pre and Post-Disaster Safety

One of the best pre and post-disaster safety tips is to get the best home automation alarm system. Get it installed for your home security and safety. The home defense products help keep opportunists off your house. Modern home security systems offer modern security cameras, image sensors and motion detectors that help keep your property on guard round the clock.

The wireless home monitoring systems can work even without electricity. The devices have more than 72-hour battery backup. Latest alarm companies offer mobile access so you could check in on your house through your mobile phone from anywhere.

Author's Bio: 

Michael Harris

A security specialist

I love acknowledging about home security alarm systems and home energy products for the sake of better good to as many people as I can. Blogs and articles that I have written serve the #1 goal: Help to protect by literally spreading the word.