These four primary tips can get you started on your efforts to getting prepared.
- Start by outlining a kit you will need in case you need to evacuate your home. Remember to include specific prescriptions that anyone in your family might need. If you have pets, also include their food.
- Then create an evacuation plan for all members of your family including your children and your pets. Evacuating your home is one step, while also understanding how your family will evacuate a city if members are at work or school.
- Next, document your home and your belongings in case you incur home damage and need to have the details of what you own for a claim. You will also want to track all pertinent documents that may be necessary should you need them to properly identify the members of your family.
- Finally, there are tasks that you can do to protect your home against some of the elements. Learn what maintenance tips could work in your area that could prevent more damage to you home.
For more specific information on these tips, please visit our Emergency Preparedness page.