Fall Weather Preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month, providing a great opportunity review your facility’s emergency preparedness plans with your staff. With the fall season officially upon us, it’s particularly important to review and update your plans relating to fall weather. Along with the continuing hurricane season, fall brings a number of weather concerns including:

  • Drought
  • Flood
  • Fog
  • Tsunamis
  • Wind
  • Winter Weather
  • Wildfire

Colder weather also means increased use of heating equipment and with it additional safety concerns. If you haven’t done so already, this is the perfect time to check review fire safety plans with personnel. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA)’s Barn Fire Safety Checklist is a great place to start. See our post on Fire Safety Standards for Zoos and Aquariums for more information.