Spring Wildfire Season. . . Are You Prepared North Carolina?
Wildfire Season Awareness in North Carolina.
The Wildland/Urban Interface or (WUI) is defined in North Carolina as the area where homes and communities meet or intermingle with undeveloped wild land vegetation.
Wildfires that occur in the WUI can be extremely dangerous or destructive to lives and property. NC ranks number one in the amount of land area that falls inside of the WUI and 5th in the number of homes in the WUI. The North Carolina Forestry Service has an Online Burning Permit System in place and says that "it is not a matter of "if" a wildfire will occur, but "when" it will happen".
Our friends at Allstate say that the best defense is to be prepared and offer these steps that you can take to prepare your family property and home.
- Determine your risk level and then create a ring of three defensible fire zones around your home.
- Build a disaster preparedness kit with water, food, dust masks, a first-aid kit and other essentials.
- Create a family communication plan, plan an evac route and follow it immediately if an evacuation is ordered.
Fire damage can be devastating for you and your family. SERVPRO of Elizabeth City/Outer Banks will provide you with caring and expert guidance through the crisis. Please refer to our Fire Damage Tips-Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.