About the author

Lisa A first hand witness to thousands of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed by disasters, Sean Scott, a second generation building contractor specializing in disaster restoration, became aware that survivors were ill equipped to take the steps to recovery. Unaided, or misguided, disaster survivors struggle to successfully navigate the complex process, and so, The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors was born. Used by fire departments, relief organizations, government agencies, and communities across the U.S., The Red Guide to Recovery helps countless people prepare for and recover from disaster events.

Category: Preparedness Tips

How will you protect your irreplaceable items before a disaster?

October 17th, 2012

Family picturesAfter 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 part of your disaster preparedness plan, consider having copies made or scanning the photos and storing them in the cloud or on flash drives.  Put them in a fire proof safe, safety deposit box, or alternate location.  If you have negatives, these should be stored separately as well.

The second item disaster survivors regret losing are favorite cooking recipes.  Here again you can simply scan them and store them electronically, or take some time now to build a database of all of them and store them in the cloud or on flash drives.

Think about the things in your home that are irreplaceable, or have sentimental value, and create a plan to protect or recover them… before it’s too late!

About the author

Lisa A first hand witness to thousands of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed by disasters, Sean Scott, a second generation building contractor specializing in disaster restoration, became aware that survivors were ill equipped to take the steps to recovery. Unaided, or misguided, disaster survivors struggle to successfully navigate the complex process, and so, The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors was born. Used by fire departments, relief organizations, government agencies, and communities across the U.S., The Red Guide to Recovery helps countless people prepare for and recover from disaster events.


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