Tips for National Preparedness Month
September is the time to think of how to be prepared should tragedy strike your home, business or family. National Preparedness Month began in 2004 and is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and many related agencies including the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).
If you have an emergency kit, this month is a good time to review contents and replace batteries, food supplies and fresh water. You don’t have a kit? Make one. In earthquake regions like ours, it could take days to get home if you are out when the big one comes. So it is best to keep supplies in your car.
A family emergency plan is essential to connect with loved ones should there be a crisis. Check out Ready.gov for tips to keep everyone connected if you should be separated.
To protect the contents of your home with a home inventory of all your assets to include replacement costs and related information. Claims are more easily processed when complete information is provided after a loss.