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Nation Preparedness Month

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Did you know that this month is the 10th annual National Preparedness Month?

How prepared are you for a natural disaster or emergency? . . . Do you have a plan? . . . Supplies?

You can visit www.Ready.gov for some great information. Such as and what to do before, during and after an emergency, and how to make a plan for your family. The site also discusses other things you need to consider, such as is it better to stay where you are or evacuate in different situations, if you evacuate what do you need to bring, and reminders to take into account special needs for infants, young children, seniors and pets.

Another great suggestion on the website is having a disaster supplies kit. You may need to survive on your own after an emergency, which means having your own food, water and other supplies – enough to last your family for at least 72 hours. There are instructions on the site for building and maintaining a kit.

Another thing to think about – what if you aren’t home – do you have emergency supplies at work or in your car?

Being prepared for an emergency is also important for businesses. Did you know that 25% of businesses do not reopen following a major event. It is important for your business to have a plan. Travelers has a great site about protecting your business by being prepared for a multitude of emergencies that can lead to business interruptions. Ready.gov also has a section on their website for making a emergency plan for your business.

Insurance is also an important part of being prepared. Does your policy cover flood, earthquake or loss of use? For a free coverage review and more information on the role your insurance policy plays in emergency preparedness contact one of agents.


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