With this year’s wild fire season worsened by severe drought conditions, it’s more important than ever to prepare for the possibility of a fire near your home. Mobile home owners are advised to take the following steps to ensure that you, your family, your pets and your home are safe this season. Also, please remember how very important it is to have insurance covering the replacement value of your mobile home. Be sure to contact your insurance agent regarding the appropriate amount of coverage you need to replace your home – it may be more or less than you paid for the home or than you believe the home is “worth”. It is far better to be safe than sorry.
Common sense reminders to be prepared:
- Clear leaves/pine needles and other debris from rain gutters and roof tops.
- Do not store combustible items outside.
- Removal: Remove dead and dying trees, shrubs and plants.
- Assemble an emergency supply kit. The American Red Cross has information on the supplies which you should include in your kit.
- Create a family disaster plan that includes meeting locations, in case you have to evacuate. Your Park has posted an Emergency Plan in a common area of the Park – be familiar with this plan.
- Include pets in your disaster plan and decide which family member will bring your pets to the meeting location chosen by your family.
Whatever the emergency, remember that there may not be enough firefighters or other emergency personnel to be everywhere at once. It is up to you to take responsibility for protecting your family and your home.