Week 3 September 12th – September 18th: “Low Cost, No Cost Preparedness”
Natural disasters don’t wait until it’s convenient. Preparing for them shouldn’t wait either. Start today by signing up for alerts, safe-guarding important documents, and taking other low cost and no cost preparedness actions to help you and your family act quickly during disasters and other emergencies and recover from them afterwards.
Alerts are extremely important; they can give you and your family more time to act in situations where every minute counts and help you stay informed during an incident. You can get alerts through:
Being ready for a disaster is more than storing water and supplies. You also need to be ready to navigate the recovery process afterwards, including potentially applying for disaster assistance. Starting early and having adequate insurance, a plan to pay your bills, and access to your important records and accounts after a disaster (when you may not be able to return to your home) will help you get back on your feet faster and avoid problems with your credit when you need it most. The free Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) is a tool designed to help individuals and families collect and secure documents they will need to recover after a disaster, such as:
To get more information about Low Cost, No Cost Preparedness Steps, visit Ready.gov