Minimize financial hardship by organizing important documents, strengthening your property, and considering insurance.
Earthquakes may last only seconds but they can shake up our lives for weeks and months to come. You can minimize your financial hardship by organizing important documents, strengthening your property and considering earthquake insurance.
You may need to leave your house quickly after an earthquake. Consider what documents you will need if you are away from home for an extended time.
Put all of these important documents in a sealed plastic bag, then place it into your disaster kit “grab-and-go” bag. (Backpack or other small bag.) Leave your “grab-and-go” somewhere you can get to easily.
Consider what important documents you will need:
Copies of identification.
Copies of insurance cards.
List of emergency contact numbers.
Photos of belongings in your home. (This will help you file an insurance claim.)
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The best way to be prepared is to practice. Watch for daily updates and plan to participate in the 2018 Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on October 18 at 10:18 am.