Life will remind us to expect the unexpected. Natural disasters can have you suddenly uprooting our entire life We may find ourselves in a situation where we need to make fast decisions to protect ourselves, members of our household, and our home.
You can’t plan for the moment you experience an emergency or natural disaster. Prepare to take quick action that will lead to a smoother and possibly quicker recovery. Here are a few ways to prepare for an emergency or natural disaster:
- Prepare an emergency supply kit. The supply kit should have a collection of food, water, medical, and other emergency supplies. Be sure to keep it in a secure and accessible location in the home.
- Don’t forget batteries and chargers for your technology. Be sure to pack your phone and any chargers or supporting technology supplies that will keep your phone charge. Packing a battery-powered radio and extra batteries can help you stay up-to-date on any emerging information.
- Store financial and personal information in an easily accessible place. This includes information about your finances, insurance, medical and other records.
- Establish a communication plan for the members of your household including family and friends. Identify a safe spot where everyone in the household should meet in an emergency evacuation is necessary.