Being prepared is the best way to help protect your family and your finances in the event of a natural disaster. According to the National Center for Disaster preparedness only “35% of American households have adequate plans for a natural disaster.”
- Water, Water, Water! Purchase enough bottled water to last your family 3 – 4 days.
- Hungry? Why wait?! Store enough non-perishable items to last 3-5 days. Such as tuna, peanut butter, canned beans, protein bars, dried fruits, etc.
- Fill ‘er up! Be sure to fill up your car a day or two before the storm. Don’t forget to fill up your gas can for your generator too.
- Prepare a First Aid Kit Make sure you have all prescribed medications, tylenol, band-aids, and any other necessary medications you may need to have on hand
- Review Homeowner’s Insurance Be sure to review your homeowners insurance policy to ensure you have adequate coverage in case the unthinkable happens
- Comfort Items To pass the time, make sure you have books, magazines, cards, board games, etc. Also, keep your children’s comfort items close by. It’s nice to have something to comfort you during a major storm.
- Emergency Savings A financial cushion can help you get back in the swing of things after a natural disaster. WGLFCU recommends enough savings to cover at least 3 months expenses. An emergency fund of saving for a prosperous financial future, and WGLFCU has a variety of accounts to help.