September is National Preparedness Month

There are so many great resources out there to help your family plan for an emergency, but we have found none better than .  This website offers tips for kids, adults and even teachers.  Tips include how to make a plan, create the perfect kit for your family, and what to do before, during and after a possible disaster strikes.  From blackouts to hurricanes to winter storms it is a comprehensive, easy to use website.

Call a family meeting and discuss what your family should do.  Remember to include your pets and any elderly members of your family that might have difficulty getting around in your plans.

While creating your plan, consider taking a moment to walk around your house with a video camera recording what is in your home.   Save this file in a secure place that you would be able to access remotely.  In case of severe damage, you will have digital proof of what your home looked like before and will help move the claims process along faster.

Sometimes we have a warning, but too many times disasters strike without warning.  Having a plan in place can make all the difference in your family surviving an unplanned emergency.


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