In our June Newsletter, you will find some tips on hurricane preparedness, ways to protect yourself in honor of National Safety Month, the 5 things your dad really wants for Father’s Day, and a recipe for a light summer appetizer. Check it out!

June is National Safety Month

We all take shortcuts sometimes, but when it comes to our safety we shouldn’t; it could cost us our lives. Will you make a pact with us on this National Safety Month to start a new safe practice and turn it into a habit?

Always wear a seatbelt • Apply sunscreen daily • Don’t text and drive • Wash hands often • Clean up all spills immediately • Never leave candles or fires unattended • Never overload an electric socket • Always lock car and home doors • Stay alert of hazards and signage • Keep household cleaning supplies and prescription drugs out of reach of children • Never leave children unattended in water, even for a minute • Use products and appliances for their intended purposes

Hurricane Season Preparedness

Because we will be having a very active hurricane season this year, it’s a great idea to take a moment to refresh yourself on ways to protect your family and your property in the event of a catastrophe. Check out the steps below to ensure all your bases are covered.
Gather Information – If a storm is projected to affect your area, you will want to find out if you live in an evacuation zone. Assess your risks and know your home’s vulnerability to storm surge, flooding, and wind. You will want to know that a Hurricane Watch is an announcement that hurricane conditions are possible within a specified area, while a Hurricane Warning is more severe, and means that hurricane conditions are expected. Make a list of important contacts in the event of an emergency that include: county law enforcement/fire/rescue, local hospitals and utilities, TV & radio stations, and your property insurance agent.
Plan & Take Action – Everyone needs to be prepared for the unexpected. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes. How will you find each other? Will you know if your children or parents are safe? You may have to evacuate or be confined to your home. What will you do if water, gas, electricity or phone services are shut off? Take the time to create a workplace, school, family, and pet emergency plan. You may need to assemble a basic disaster supply kit as well.
Recover – Wait until an area is deemed safe before returning home. Recovering from a disaster is usually a gradual process and the amount of time it takes will be dependent upon the degree of damage if any.
Source – NOAA

What Do Dads Really Want for Father’s Day?

Just an FYI—According to a USA Today survey, these are the top 5 things dads really want for Father’s Day.

  1. To watch the US Open in peace
  2. A day off
  3. A nice juicy steak
  4. To spend time with the kids
  5. A thank you