Category: Preparedness Tips

Earthquake Fire Damage in Napa, California Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA.

If your house was on fire, what would you take with you?

Here’s an interesting question posted on The Daily Post…If your house were on fire, what would you grab first?  Replies to this post give food for thought about how ready you are in the event of a disaster like a house fire.   If you have papers, photos or irreplaceable items, consider a fire box or…..

READ MORE »Posted on August 4th, 2012 in category: Fire, Preparedness Tips

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Make Sure You Have Enough Insurance!

After the Southern California wildfires of 2003 and 2007, numerous families found themselves under-insured and unable to rebuild their homes for the amounts they were insured for.   This was due in large part to agents selling policies with cheap premiums that were based on undervalued replacement cost values and/or policies that had limited coverage. In…..

READ MORE »Posted on July 15th, 2012 in category: Insurance, Preparedness Tips

Watching out for Hurricanes and Heat

Every week, FEMA posts a blog to share what they are watching regarding weather related activities or other events.  This week, they share information about storm activity and expected heat waves.  FEMA provides great resources and tips, and we hope you find them useful. FEMA Blog:  What We’re Watching 6/22/12 Also see from Hurricane…..

READ MORE »Posted on June 27th, 2012 in category: Hurricanes, Preparedness Tips

Beware of fakes

Beware of Fake Emergency Websites!

While internet scams are common, even government sites like FEMA are not immune.  Read this interesting blog about Fake FEMA sites and Phishing Scams. FEMA is a federal agency that partners with local groups and communities to prepare and respond to disasters.  You won’t find nation-wide emergency alerts from FEMA, but the article does share…..

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

5 Unique Tips to Prepare for Hurricane Season

With Hurricane season upon us, being prepared is crucial. Here are some useful tips that will help you prepare for the upcoming weather. Put gas in your car, so that when you are permitted to do so, you’ll be able to evacuate and not have to wait in long lines at the pump Set your…..

READ MORE »Posted on June 4th, 2011 in category: General, Preparedness Tips