September is Emergency Preparedness Month, which means it is time to update our disaster plan and stock our emergency preparedness kits. During this time, thousands of reputable organizations strive to educate their clients and friends of the importance of being prepared for anything that comes our way. As small earthquakes have been scattering California, many are wondering when the next big one will be. In order to recover from a natural disaster in a timely manner, you must have your disaster plan ready and your emergency preparedness kit stocked and ready to go. Keep these helpful tips in mind to ensure safety and ease in recovering:
- There is a surprising amount of families that fail to inform everyone, even young family members, of the plan. Everyone in your household should know where the meeting place is, how to turn off the utilities, and where the safest place is to seek shelter. Without proper planning, the experience will become even more chaotic as everyone is panicking.
- During the month of September, we ask that you pledge to stock your emergency supply kit or create one if you do not already have this vital safeguard. Your emergency disaster kit should include the following items: water, nonperishable foods, flashlights, battery powered radio, batteries, first aid kit, any necessary medications, medical supplies, Swiss army knife, personal sanitation items, chargers for all necessary electronics, maps, blankets, extra clothing, and emergency contact information.
- The most important step in being prepared for a natural disaster is going through the plan with your family on a regular basis. We suggest that you conduct a disaster drill each month to ensure understanding of the plan.
We hope you make time to formulate your disaster plan during Emergency Preparedness Month! When we are prepared, we are able to conquer anything that is thrown in our paths. Contact Young Insurance Agency in Burbank for all of your California insurance needs.