How To: Prepare For A Natural Disaster

How To: Prepare For A Natural DisasterUse these tips to prepare for a natural disaster.  

As the relatively recent major flooding in our state reminds us, natural disasters come without warning and with serious ramifications. Even though we can’t predict exactly when the next disaster will strike, we can take steps to get ourselves and our loved ones ready to best face it.

Your family can use these tips to prepare for a natural disaster, ensuring you can safely and calmly handle the next catastrophe.

  • Make A Game Plan. Sit down as a family and develop a disaster response plan. This plan should include at least two routes out of town (in case one is blocked), two meeting places: one in town and one outside of it in case your entire area is evacuated, and emergency contact numbers for everyone to memorize.
  • Minimize Damage Around Your House. A disaster will be limited in its damage if your home is up-to-date on its maintenance. Make sure gutters are cleaned out, seals around doors and windows are watertight, and dead leaves and other debris that could serve as kindling are cleared away. Look for other ways to defend your home against disaster.
  • Create An Emergency Kit. When you need to get out ahead of a disaster, only having to grab one pre-packed bag makes things easier. Create an emergency kit with water, nonperishable food, a radio, flashlights, extra batteries, a first aid kit, changes of clothes, and basic personal hygiene tools.

When a disaster heads your way, the last thing you’ll have time to focus your energy on is getting your home ready. So that you can put all of your attention on getting your family to safety, let Global Financial & Insurance Services set you up with the right homeowners insurance policy to protect your house and its contents. Our Irving, Texas team can give you one less thing to worry about during a disaster; contact us today!