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Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Blog News

You can never know when a disaster will happen, which is why it is important to make sure that you are prepared for anything. Keep these tips in mind to ensure that you and your family are prepared for any disaster.

  • Create an evacuation plan for your whole family. Make sure to practice your plan a couple of times a year to ensure that everyone knows what they are supposed to do. It will also help to keep everyone calm in case of an emergency.
  • Compile important documents. Make copies of all your important documents, and keep them in a clearly marked folder that will be easy to get to if you have to evacuate. Make sure to include documents such as insurance policies, bank statements, birth and marriage certificates, and medical information.
  • Create an emergency kit. Along with first aid supplies, your emergency kit should include the phone numbers and addresses of family and friends. If possible, keep any extra medication in the emergency kit in case you are not able to grab a supply when you are evacuating.
  • Stock up on food and water. Make sure that you have at least a three day supply of non-perishable food and water for each member of your family. Check your supply every year to make sure that nothing is expired.
  • Think about your pets. If you have pets, make sure to keep a supply of food and any medications in your emergency kit. Also make sure that their leashes or pet carriers are easily accessible at all times.

For all of your insurance needs to ensure that you and your family have the right amount of insurance protection in case of any disaster, contact Brown & Brown Insurance Services of California, Inc., with locations in Goleta and Agoura Hills.