Is your Go-bag Packed?
Don't let lack of preparation be your first disaster. Most people don't prepare until it's too late. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is urging individuals and families to pack a go-bag with post disaster essentials.
Click on the bag below to see what the NAIC suggests you pack.
Be sure to pack a copy of your insurance policies in your go-bag in order to file a claim.
If electricity goes out, ATMs won't work, and you cannot use your credit or debit cards to purchase or spend.
It might be difficult to find a pharmacy or call your doctor after a disaster has hit.
Stay informed with up-to-date information about weather conditions.
Water and Food
Pack a gallon of water for everyone, including pets. Also, pack non-perishable food and pet food.
Include your social security card, passport, and other important documents. You will want those handy and safe from the ruin of natural disasters.
Change of Clothes
You don't know how long you will be away from your home. You may want to have clean clothes to wear.
List of Shelters
You should have a list of shelters where you can retreat. If you have a pet, make sure they are pet friendly.Not all shelters welcome pets.
Mask and Gloves
A mask will help avoid dust and airborne germs when you return, and gloves will aid in the clean-up.