How to Prepare for a Weather Emergency?
1.Get your home ready for evacuating. If a mandatory evacuation is announced as a storm approaches, you should know what to do to your home before you leave. Read more about preparing your home before evacuating ahead of a storm.
2. Have a “go bag” ready.
3. Prepare electronic devices.
4. Don’t forget your pets.
5. Be prepared for a power outage.
6. Handling a medical emergency.
7. Car safety during floods.
Even if you’re not immediately threatened by a storm or another emergency, it’s always good to be prepared. Here are some things you can do for the long term.
Update your homeowners insurance. When disaster strikes, you can save a lot of time, aggravation, and money by having a good insurance policy.
Protection against flooding. Think you don’t need flood insurance? You don’t want to wait until disaster strikes to find out.
Have an emergency fund. Four in 10 American adults don’t have enough savings to cover a $400 emergency expense, according to a 2018 Federal Reserve survey. Now is the best time to get started on making sure your emergency fund is big enough.
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