To prepare for severe weather or potential disasters, take these simple steps:
Establish a family communication plan.
Choose someone out of the area as a central contact, in case you family is separated. Most importantly, practice you emergency plan in advance.
Take advantage of the camera
on your smartphone to take, store and send photos and video clips of damage to your insurance company.
It’s important that you and your families fully prepare for any situation. Check out the following tips to better perfect your disaster preparedness plans.
Prepare your home. If you’re at risk for winter storms, install insulation and learn how to keep pipes from freezing. In hurricane-prone areas, consider installing hurricane shutters.
Pay attention to weather reports or sign up for your community’s warning system; the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio are also great options.
Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Don’t forget the needs of pets!
Keep important documents in a safe place or create password-protected digital copies.