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Paul Davis Provides Safety Tips for National Preparedness Month in September

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., a leading national provider of water, fire and mold damage clean up and restoration services for residential and commercial properties, is proud to support National Preparedness Month in September and the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Ready campaign, Resolve to be Ready. To help promote safety and spread the message to help property owners be better prepared, Paul Davis encourages individuals, families, businesses and communities to follow some important steps during emergencies. For free information, checklists and guidelines, visit the FEMA website at www.Ready.gov.

Paul Davis recommends the following safety tips

  • Be informed - Know the specific hazards and risks in your area.
  • Make a family emergency plan - Know how you would communicate with and find your loved ones if a disaster hit.
  • Build an emergency supply kit – both at home and in the car – that includes water, food and first aid supplies to help you survive if you lose power or get stranded in your car. This is especially important for dealing with icy roads and snowstorms this winter.
  • Get Involved – Find out how you can promote preparedness in your community.

Paul Davis recommends the following for a basic emergency kit:

  • Water – one gallon per person per day for at least three days
  • Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Clothing - change of clothing and a sleeping bag for each person
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio, a NOAA Weather Radio - extra batteries
  • Cell Phone and charger
  • Flashlight - extra batteries
  • First aid kit – sterile gloves; adhesive bandages; antibiotic ointment; gauze pads; iodine/alcohol pads; medical tape; pain reliever; emergency Mylar blanket; thermometer; prescription medications and supplies.
  • Waterproof, portable containers - for IDs, insurance policies, bank account records, site maps, employee contact, computer backup files, emergency and law enforcement information, and priority documents. Store a second set of records off-site.

According to FEMA, safety measures continue to focus on preparing for threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of the United States. It is the shared responsibility of individuals, communities, private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, along with Federal, state, and local government.

Contact a licensed professional or restoration and emergency services company if damage to your home or business is significant. Qualified technicians are certified from The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

About Paul Davis:

Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. is a national franchisor and leading provider of restoration services for residential and commercial properties since 1966. Paul Davis Restoration also provides complete remodeling services and has franchise locations throughout North America with owners and technicians who are certified by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Visit the website at www.pauldavis.com.

CONTACT: Malcolm Stone 904.737.2779 mstone@pdrestoration.com

Source:Paul Davis Restoration, Inc.