How to Protect Your Family and Property from the Impacts of Climate Change 1.
Identify and protect your home.
For many years, climate change has caused widespread devastation in homes across the country.
When your home is affected, there are a number of steps you can take to mitigate the damage: Remove curtains, doors, windows, and appliances, install windows and doors, replace carpeting and tile, replace roofing and windows, install solar panels, and install solar collectors and inverters.
Install and maintain adequate emergency preparedness.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified several key steps to take in the event of a climate disaster.
The first step is to have a preparedness plan that includes an emergency plan.
In the event that a climate-related disaster occurs, your plan should include a plan for the protection of your family.
These plans should also include instructions for the relocation of people, equipment, supplies, and utilities as a part of the preparedness process.
Invest in disaster preparedness systems.
For most people, a disaster-resilience system includes a disaster plan, an emergency evacuation plan, a safety plan, and a disaster response plan.
A disaster-response plan is an emergency response plan that describes the steps needed to prepare the community for a potential disaster and includes a list of individuals and groups that can be called upon to assist in the response.
In addition, a community preparedness system may include a specific list of resources available for people to purchase and use to help them in the aftermath of a disaster.
Make your home more resilient.
When a climate emergency strikes, it is important to take measures to protect the home.
You can begin by making your home stronger.
For example, when a hurricane strikes, the damage may not be immediately visible because of the storm’s high winds.
When you install a flood-resistant roof and other hurricane-resistant features, such as solar panels or roof-sill protection, you may not immediately see the impact on your property.
A home with flood-proofing and other flood-recovery features may be able to withstand more damage.
As a result, the home may be more resilient in the face of a severe weather event.
Reduce or eliminate carbon emissions.
You may want to reduce your carbon footprint to avoid carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
A climate-resiliency system that includes a climate response plan will help reduce the impact of carbon dioxide emissions.
It is important for you to recognize that your home may have carbon dioxide emission reductions, and that those reductions will continue to occur during the severe weather events that may occur in the future.
For instance, if a drought occurs, CO2 emissions from your home will increase.
As you will no longer be producing CO2 from your heating, cooling, and heating facilities, you will have less need for those facilities.
If a storm or other severe weather occurs, it will be difficult to produce CO2 in your home, and you will likely have to buy additional heating, lighting, and other equipment to keep up with the demand.
However, your home’s carbon emissions will be reduced.
Take steps to prepare for the possibility of an emergency.
It may be important to get help with household chores, household supplies, emergency supplies, food, and transportation to the area where a disaster occurs.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Disaster Assistance program has a list that can help you determine if you are eligible to receive assistance.
The federal government has established a website that lists local disaster assistance offices, emergency response facilities, and state and local emergency management organizations that may be in your area.
If you live near a city, you should consult with your local government to determine whether the government can provide you with assistance.
If your family has pets, the shelter of your choice can be helpful.
The shelter of the person or family closest to you can also be helpful, as pets may be at risk for heat stroke or respiratory issues.
Protect yourself by maintaining a secure home.
If necessary, a climate resilience system will need to provide you and your family with the tools and materials necessary to defend against the potential damage caused by a climate change disaster.
There are a variety of tools you can use to protect yourself and your property from a potential climate disaster: Install and operate hurricane shutters.
Storms are not expected to affect people in your house in a major way, but you may want some extra protection against flooding.
A hurricane shutter is a system that prevents the entrance of wind-driven water, such that a storm surge will not be able enter your home from the outside.
A storm shutter will prevent a storm from entering your home by locking doors and windows shut.
In many places, it may also provide extra insulation.
When the hurricane closes in, the storm shutters will remain open, providing extra protection