What will you do in an emergency? There probably won’t be much time to think but emergency preparedness can minimize the impact of a tragedy. Here’s what you need to do.
Make an emergency plan based on disasters that could affect your area. Here are some steps for creating a plan.
Preparedness includes being able to survive for a while after an emergency. A kit that contains items you’ll need during and after an emergency is essential. Store kit items in airtight plastic bags and put your kit in easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag. Items in your emergency kit should include:
Maintain your kit:
Be prepared wherever you are:
Make a home inventory to ensure you’ve purchased enough insurance to replace your possessions, speed the claims process, help when applying for aid, and prove losses for income tax. Keep original copies plus a thumb drive with digital copies of important documents in a safe place that’s easily accessible and take them with you if you have to evacuate. Important documents include:
Ensure that you and your family are prepared for a sudden evacuation by practicing. You should be able to get your family and belongings into the car and on the road to safety in less than 10 minutes. Planning and practice will allow you to calmly and efficiently get family members, pets, and what they’ll need together with minimum stress and confusion.
Disaster preparedness will help keep you and your family safe and secure. If you want more help with your planning just get in touch with us or visit Ready California.