Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Give the Gift of Preparedness this Holiday Season

This holiday season, one of the best gifts you can give your loved ones is the gift of disaster preparedness. Giving emergency supplies to help build a disaster supply kit and having an emergency communications plan can go a long way to ensure that your family is prepared for any emergency.

A list of possible gifts that may assist in disasters includes:
• Disaster kits for homes, offices and cars (first aid kits; food, water and prescription medications for 72 hours, extra clothing, blankets, and flashlights)
• NOAA weather radios with extra batteries
• Enrollment in a CPR or first-aid class
• Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
• Fire extinguishers (for the kitchen, garage, car, etc.)
• Foldable ladders for second-story escape in a fire
• Winter car kits (emergency flares, shovels, ice scrapers, flashlights and fluorescent distress flags, jumper cables)
• Pet disaster kits (food, water, leashes, dishes, toys, and carrying case or crate)
• Battery powered lamps

Emergency supplies are important, but it is also essential to discuss what your family will do in case of an emergency. This year, consider at least one of these gift ideas. You just may save the life of a friend or family member. For more information and preparedness tips, please visit Ready.gov and FEMA.gov

1 comment:

apbinfo said...

Hello Jennifer,

I thought you might be interested in a related story.

Best regards,

Antone P. Braga


Disaster Aftermath Bullies Foiled

Behind the scenes there is a calamity well underway. No, not a fire, earthquake, hurricane or some other catastrophe, but something much less noticeable: bullies taking advantage of disaster survivors when they are most vulnerable. If you've always thought you were prepared for disaster because you carried insurance, Antone P. Braga's internet site may have you thinking again. "The millions of people who suffer from a disaster each year such as earthquake, hurricane, tornado, fire and flood usually carry insurance, but they generally have no idea what they should financially expect, even after asking around," according to Braga.

"Nearly everyone has been left out of the loop, mainly because most of us would rather hope for the best than prepare for the worst. Crucial information and rights are essential. Today the corporate/individual imbalance is increasingly the issue of the economic day. One of the logical steps the 99% can take in their financial future, is knowing just what it is they should financially expect from the 1% in case of a disaster. We need to keep a hand on the wheel before the curve," said Braga.

About the author: Braga's insurance adjusting experience began in 1960, and he first published policyholder preparedness in 1977. His story can be found at www.DisasterPrepared.net

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Providing awareness/preparedness for the insuring public, well grounded information continues to lend support.