Best Insurance Services
Feb 22, 2016
Earthquakes are more common in California than other parts of the country, and even minor ones can cause a lot of damage. Here are some ways you and your family can prepare, so you can minimize its effect on your life.
Before an earthquake strikes, it's important to have a plan in place so everyone in your household knows just what to do. An evacuation plan should be one of the first things you create. Because of the damage and destruction that can be caused by an earthquake, it's important to have a safe place designated for your family to go to escape danger. Use a floor plan of your home and discuss ways to exit each room, and acquire any equipment necessary like a rope ladder.
Make sure everyone knows where emergency supplies such as food, water, first aid kit, fire extinguishers, flashlights, etc. are located. Make sure adults or responsible older children know where the utility switches are so the gas, electricity, and water can be turned off if necessary. Designate an outdoor meeting place that everyone knows to go to if in an evacuation is necessary.
It's also important to gather all of your important documents and store them in a safe place, like a fireproof safe. Some documents that should be kept in a safe place include:
These documents will be important for your insurance company so you can replace as much as possible and get your life back quickly.
Another important document that you should include is a list of important information that will be necessary in an emergency. It should list information such as:
It’s important that you know how to react if you feel the beginnings of an earthquake.
During an earthquake, you should:
Once the earthquake has subsided, the work of getting your life back in order begins. Having earthquake insurance is the most effective way to do just that, because most homeowner’s policies do not cover earthquake damage. For more information about earthquake insurance, contact Best Insurance Services in Moreno Valley, CA.
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