Did you know that a disaster can happen at any moment? Are you prepared? There is always something that you can do to make it easier to deal with the catastrophe, whether it is an injury to the house, fire, or even an evacuation.
If the power goes out, you want to make sure to have lights so that everyone can see. The last thing you want is for injuries to occur simply because no one can see how to get safely from room to room. Use flashlights and battery-operated lanterns – and be sure you have plenty of extra batteries for them.
Fires can often be avoided by having carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms on every floor. You should also have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen as well as on every floor of your home as well. Be sure you know how to use the extinguisher if a fire does start.
If you are unable to leave your home for several days, do you have enough food? You should have at least 3 to 5 days’ worth of food for everyone in your house – and it’s a good idea for some of it to be nonperishable and edible without heating.
There are a few other things you can do to be prepared as well. This includes having:
- A list of emergency contacts numbers
- An emergency radio
- First aid kit
- Extra blankets
- Escape ladder for the second/third floor
- Secure locks on your doors
Call and talk to us at the Martin Insurance Team today where we can help you find an insurance policy that is going to protect you against disasters in Evergreen Park. We look forward to answering your questions and comparing policies for you.