In lieu of National Preparedness Month, we’re sharing tips to help you stay prepared throughout the month of September. Here are some easy tips to help you prepare for a national disaster.
Understanding Your Coverage
Understand your insurance and what coverage you may or may not have. For example, Aluratek is based in an earthquake zone and it’s important to know what is covered and what is not.
Prepare Your Savings
It’s easy to spend money here and there and forgetting about our savings. Remember to prepare an emergency savings account and to keep putting money into it. Also, always have cash available at all times in the case that you don’t have access to a bank during a disaster.
Get the Right Insurance
Make sure you’re equipped with the right insurance like renters insurance and flood insurance. Review your policies annually and adjust as necessary.
Planning Your Documents
Make a Plan
Putting a plan together is important when disaster strikes, especially when your family is not together.
Like we said, make sure to collect all of your information. But even more importantly is to share those documents! Make photocopies and be sure to distribute it to your family members so they can store it in their homes, backpacks, cars, etc.
Signup for Alerts
Make sure to signup for alerts from your city and government to receive important updates.
Consider Your Family’s Situation
It’s important to take into consideration what’s around you. If you have pets, locate your carriers, pet food, and practice evacuating them. Consider if your family might have any disabilities or special prescriptions and be prepared to have any equipment and accessible means of transportation ready
Find a Meeting Spot
Whether it’s somewhere inside your home during a tornado, or a meeting spot near your neighbourhood, out of town, be sure to have a safe spot that everyone can meet at.
Prepare an Emergency Kit
Make sure your emergency kit has the items below. They’re inexpensive and can be easily found at your local convenience or grocery store. Here are the essentials:
It’s important to have these all ready before a disaster happens. What are you doing to stay prepared?