Category: Preparedness Tips

after the hurricane

Overwhelmed with your insurance claim process?

Any disaster survivor can tell you that “after” a disaster is certainly not the ideal time to learn about what your insurance covers, and about the process to make a major claim.  The truth is many people don’t know until it’s time to make a major claim.  When there is a natural disaster like Hurricane…..

READ MORE »Posted on November 15th, 2012 in category: Hurricanes, Preparedness Tips, Recovery Tips

Veteran Volunteer

Thank You Veterans…and Veteran Volunteers!

Did you know that many veterans continue to protect and serve by volunteering in their communities?  Veteran talent is used in disaster preparedness and recovery.  Citizen Corps Councils across the country offer 3 ways that Veterans support their communities: Volunteer to support local response agencies Be an advocate for local emergency preparedness Be a leader…..

READ MORE »Posted on November 11th, 2012 in category: General, Preparedness Tips

Family pictures

How will you protect your irreplaceable items before a disaster?

After a disaster, there are two common household items people often wish they had planned for as part of their disaster preparedness and recovery plan.  These items typically have very little monetary value as far as insurance is concerned, but they usually have very high sentimental value.  The first item is family photo albums.  As…..

READ MORE »Posted on October 17th, 2012 in category: Preparedness Tips

Dog fire safety

Does your fire safety plan include your pets?

It may sound strange but true, but hundreds of fires are started by pets each year.  If you are a pet owner, check out this article by the AKC on how to include your pets in your safety plans, and tips for preventing your pet from causing a fire. It’s also important to consider how…..

READ MORE »Posted on October 10th, 2012 in category: Pet Safety Tips, Preparedness Tips

Will your homeowners insurance cover you when you need it?

Now is a good time to review your insurance policies to be sure you understand what is covered and for how much. As part of your efforts to be prepared and plan for recovery, homeowners and renters should take a few minutes to review their policies before a disaster strikes and assess if you can…..

READ MORE »Posted on September 28th, 2012 in category: Insurance, Preparedness Tips

Flat Stanley Preparedness

Are You Prepared for a New School Year?

One of FEMA’s recent blogs is a great reminder for parents and kids to think about emergency preparedness.  Has your child started at a new school?  Do you know what their emergency plans are, how they contact parents, and where they take kids if they need to leave the school or day care building?  All…..

READ MORE »Posted on September 22nd, 2012 in category: Preparedness Tips