Summer fun one of the main things we look forward to each year. And one of the keys to making sure your summer stays fun is being prepared.
While many of us take time off in the summer for vacations and road trips, Mother Nature never takes a vacation. From floods to earthquakes, from wildfires to tornadoes, natural disasters can occur on any scale.
When Your Summer Fun is Interrupted by an Emergency
Not to be a "Debbie Downer" here, but the reality of life on planet Earth is that things happen.
And they don't always happen to "other people."
For example, it's not just those people in California who have to worry about earthquakes. In fact, a story at CNN noted that,
"Alaska is no stranger to earthquakes. In fact, it's the most seismically-active state in the US, experts say. The state also experienced the second-largest earthquake to ever hit the US -- a 9.2-magnitude in 1964."
And we know, too, that major earthquakes are actually quite common in the U.S. even though we don't hear about most of them.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) states that,
"According to long-term records (since about 1900), we expect about 16 major earthquakes in any given year."
Mother Nature seems to have a penchant for floods and fires, as well.
One source points out that America has experienced an urban flooding event once every 2-3 days for the past 25 years.
And, of course, there are the much-dreaded wildfires. While the western half of the United States tends to be the most prone to these natural disasters - especially now given the extensive drought conditions there - any place in the country can suffer from wildfires.
In fact, according to data gathered by NOAA,
"In 2021, the U.S. experienced 20 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters, putting 2021 in second place for the most disasters in a calendar year, behind the record 22 separate billion-dollar events in 2020."
We could go on but the point is probably clear: things happen and they can happen to anyone, anywhere. So, being prepared is more than just a good idea - it can be a lifesaver.
Keeping Summer Fun by Being Prepared and Staying Prepared
While we can anticipate some events such as storms and possibly wildfires, other disasters can strike unexpectedly.
Which is why having the essentials ready and close-at-hand can not only bring you peace of mind but may make the difference between simply getting through an event or becoming a victim.
We put together this Home Emergency Preparedness Checklist to help guide you through the process.
More Resources for Staying Prepared and Enjoying the Summer
Fortunately, today we have numerous online resources to make use of through the Internet as well as a network of local and regional facilities providing disaster preparedness information and assistance.
Here are a few major online resources to help get you started on your own preparedness research:
Keep in mind, as well, that even relatively "minor" natural events can leave you with a great deal of cleanup afterwards, And that can often result in piles of debris, trash, and other "junk" that will have to be picked up and hauled away.
Let Junk King Help You Prevent a Junk Removal Disaster
No matter what the reasons, you can call Junk King efficient, safe, affordable, and eco-friendly residential junk hauling services including yard waste and constructions debris removal so you don’t need to worry about how to dispose of your excess junk or extra-large trash piles from your backyard upgrading projects.
And, if you'd rather load it all yourself as you work, you could even consider renting one of our user-friendly MINI Dumpsters. This is an option that allows you to load your junk and debris at your own pace and then have Junk King come and remove it all for you.
Our full-service teams, on the other hand, specialize in residential and commercial trash and junk removal.
We can be at your home or workplace in mere minutes, so contact us today!
We'll call you 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive - on time and as promised - and our expert crews are fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your debris, trash, and other unwanted junk items in a safe, professional and courteous manner.
So, ready to get rid of your outdoor junk and yard waste? It's as easy as 1,2,3.
And one of the best things about using Junk King is that we recycle as much of the material that we pick-up as possible. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly junk removal service.
If you have questions or want to make an appointment, give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865).