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Emergency Preparedness Tips

IMPORTANT TIPSFOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DISASTERS ARE EVERYWHERE Emergencies can happen anywhere, but there are some historical trends of large scale disasters that significantly impact lives and property. The map shows common disaster types, although many states are susceptible to multiple kinds of disasters Wild Fires Tornadoes Flooding Hurricanes DID YOU KNOW? Since 2001, there are 25 catastrophes per year with over $30 Billion on average annually in property damage. On average, only 17% were prepared. 59% of consumers have not made a list or inventory of their possessions TIP #1 CREATE A KIT Emergencies often times come with little warning time. If you have to leave your home in a minute or two, you need a to go kit already prepared because you won't have time to grab the essentials FIRST AIDKIT FLASHLIGHT UTILITY KNIFE MEDICINE CREDIT CARD RADIO MOBILE DEVICES CHARGERS CASH WATER BOTTLES BATTERIES WET WIPES SPARE GLASSES BABY FOOD CANNED FOODS CREATE AN EVACUATION PLAN TIP #2 Create an evacuation plan from your home. You should also have evacuation plans for your kids if they are at school, and for yourself if you are at work. Write the plan down and electronically store it where family members can access it. Home School / Work Out of Town Multiple ways out Know the building Evacuation route Retractable ladder for two story Follow emergency exit process Alternate routes and directions FAMILY TIP: Designate one or two spots in or out of town where the family will meet if separated during a disaster 'or evacuation and communication is not possible GET DIGITALLY PREPARED TIP #3 Having access to important property, financial, medical, family, and personal information is extremely important if an emergency strikes. Taking the time to prepare this information will ensure your family and your possessions are protected and in position to recover from any crisis Documents Home Inventory Insurance Policies Photos of Possessions Property Documents Photos of House Assets Medical Records Receipts, Warranties, etc. Financial Records Right Amount of Coverage Contact List Cloud Storage Extended Family Shared Family Access Utility Providers Any Device can Retrieve Doctors & Hospitals Accessible from Anywhere Insurance Agents Backed up, Secure PREPARE YOUR HOME TIP #4 Depending on your property, there are things you can do to prepare your home for the type of disaster that might occur, and minimze damage to your home Board Up Clear Trees Move Items Shut Off With Hurricanes, there is often enough warning to board up your home With wild fires, you can isolate the home by cutting back trees and brush Secure outdoor items by moving them inside or tying them down You could shut off the power, gas, and water to the home to minimize risk Brought to you by: Sources http://www. http://www.eme org/catas sesaster/Preparedness-Message-Isnt-Reaching-Public.html _weather.htm _and_statistics/catastrophes.asp#national HomeZada Software to Manage your Digital Home ID

Emergency Preparedness Tips

shared by jbodrozic on May 17
Prepare home and family for any disaster including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, wild fires, and earthquakes





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