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How To Protect Yourself In Case Of Wildfire

Summer has arrived and although it is one of the best seasons of the year, it can also bring one of the world’s scariest natural disasters – wildfires. 

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Although it is not certain that extreme temperatures will cause a wildfire, it’s important you’re as prepared as you can be should one start to form. With complete unpredictability and the potential to damage homes, having a back-up plan is vital for anyone within a danger zone. With that in mind, here are some tips and tricks to help you protect yourself in case of wildfire: 

  • Ensure You Leave Your Home If Instructed To Do So

One of the best things you can do should you be faced with a wildfire is to leave your home if you are instructed to do so. Emergency services are trained to give you the best possible advice and if you’re being told to leave your home, you should trust their judgement. Although it may be hard to leave your family home behind, you need to ensure you’re doing everything you can to protect both you and your family. In most cases, you will find emergency accommodation will be provided for you outside of the exclusion zone. For more information about temporary accommodation in a natural disaster, you can visit this site here. 

  • Stay Out Of Restricted Areas

If you have been told where the restricted areas are, it’s important you’re staying out of them. Although you may have family, friends and important belongings located within the restricted areas, staying as far as way as possible is the only way to ensure your safety. Wildfires can spread fast and if you find yourself in an exclusion zone you may not be able to get back out again. 

  • Keep Alerts On Your Phone

If you’re struggling to find information when it comes to exclusion zones and the progression of the wildfire, you might want to consider turning on alerts on your phone. For guidance when it comes to turning on emergency alerts on your phone, you can visit this site here. 

  • Make Sure You’re Staying In Contact With Your Lawyer

If you’re worried your home is facing a lot of damage and you’re going to have to make a claim, it’s important you’re staying in touch with your lawyer to let them know what is happening. Although this shouldn’t be your first thought when it comes to safety, it’s the best possible way to protect your family home and your assets. If you think you need to contact a lawyer following Northern California fires, you can visit this site here. 

  • Tell People Where You Are Going At All Times

Finally, you need to ensure you’re telling people where you’re going at all times. Whether you’re leaving your home to go to temporary accommodation or you’re heading close to the exclusion zone, at least one person should know your location at all times. A great way to do this without having to send regular updates is to use a location sharing app on your phone. 

Are you worried about your safety during a wildfire? What can you do to ensure you stay protected at all times? Let me know in the comments section below.