National Preparedness Month
is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. This year's theme is "Prepared Not Scared".
According to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 60% of American adults have not practiced for a disaster. Preparing now makes sense. Here are 6 steps to get you started:
1. Create A Kit of Emergency Supplies.
2. Make a Plan For What You Will Do In Case Of An Emergency.
-Develop a Family Communication Plan
-Create A Plan to Shelter-In-Place
-Create A Plan to Get Away
3. Sign Up For Local Text Alerts/Warnings and Download Weather Apps On Your Phone.
4. Be Informed About What Might Happen.
Begin by learning about various threats, such as: natural disasters, terrorist, biological or chemical threats and prepare yourself on how to react in unexpected emergency situations.
5. Get Involved In Preparing Your Community.
The next step is to get involved in preparing your community. We all have a role to play in keeping our communities safe and strong.
6. Make Sure Adequate Insurance Coverage Is In Place.
After a disaster is not the time to find out you don't have the right insurance coverage in place. Are your buildings covered? How about your contents? Do you need flood insurance? Take the time to review your policies for adequate coverage, limits and exclusions.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your insurance coverage and how you can be better prepared for the unexpected, please contact
Hawley & Associates