A storm system can do untold damage. Wind, rain, snow, and ice can leave a family without power or heat in a home that has sustained significant damage. Every family should keep a storm survival kit to stay safe while waiting for services to be restored. Need to know what to put in your storm survival kit? We have researched the basic items to keep in your kit, all of which you can buy locally. FEMA recommends you have enough supplies on hand to last for two weeks.
A disaster kit is a must, no matter where you live. You may need to take care of yourself if a serious weather system moves through the area; you cannot always count on local, state, or federal agencies to provide you with what you need, particularly when many people are affected. Here are the basics you should have on hand:
We advise our clients to keep copies of their policies in a watertight package in a safe place. If your home is seriously damaged by a storm, you may need to access your home insurance and car insurance policies based upon the type of damage. Having easy access to your policies can be important. In the same safe place, keep birth certificates, passports, licenses, and other valuable documents.
Have a safety plan for your family that you all agree upon and understand, such as where to meet and how to connect with each other if separated. This is important for every member of your family, including small children. Parents can place critical information on a label inside the shoes of young children who may be unable to remember an address or phone number.
In a time of need, you can often count on neighbors to come to your aid – or you may be called upon to help your own neighbors. As a local agency with all of our staff living right here, you can rely on us to be available to help you as well. Call us to review your existing policies, or to discuss any concerns about home insurance or auto insurance. We always watch out for the bottom line for our customers, and as a local agency, we are easy to reach. Call and let’s talk!