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How to prepare

Before disaster strikes

Do you and your family have a plan in case of an emergency? Invest some time planning now and buy yourself peace of mind.

Create a family plan

Plan what to do for all family members in different disaster situations.

Tips for older adults

Help prepare for a natural disaster for older adults.

Review your insurance

Understand your coverage and get additional insurance if needed.

Start an emergency fund

Set money aside now to be better prepared in the event of a disaster.

Create a household and property inventory

Create an up-to-date household and property inventory before disaster strikes.

Make a grab and go file

Make plans in advance about what to take with should emergencies strike.

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