About the author

Lisa A first hand witness to thousands of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed by disasters, Sean Scott, a second generation building contractor specializing in disaster restoration, became aware that survivors were ill equipped to take the steps to recovery. Unaided, or misguided, disaster survivors struggle to successfully navigate the complex process, and so, The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors was born. Used by fire departments, relief organizations, government agencies, and communities across the U.S., The Red Guide to Recovery helps countless people prepare for and recover from disaster events.

Category: Preparedness Tips

Have You Ever Been in a Blackout?

September 10th, 2012

City Blackout - 2003Are you taking full advantage of National Preparedness Month this September?  It’s a great time to think about all the things we plan to think about later, and somehow push off for months or years.

Preparedness efforts can’t be planned after a disaster!  For example, blackouts….the Ready.gov site offers some great tips on what to do before, after, and during a blackout.

For example, have you ever considered putting bottles of water in your freezer to help keep your food safe longer?  How about keeping at least a half-tank of gasoline in your car because most gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps?

Read more at Blackouts by Ready.gov

About the author

Lisa A first hand witness to thousands of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed by disasters, Sean Scott, a second generation building contractor specializing in disaster restoration, became aware that survivors were ill equipped to take the steps to recovery. Unaided, or misguided, disaster survivors struggle to successfully navigate the complex process, and so, The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors was born. Used by fire departments, relief organizations, government agencies, and communities across the U.S., The Red Guide to Recovery helps countless people prepare for and recover from disaster events.


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