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Be disaster aware, take action to prepare

September 8, 2014

Here’s a great idea…

September is National Preparedness Month – a time when we are all reminded to be prepared for a natural disaster.  “As a nation we are seeing disasters increase in their size and complexity, and they are occurring with greater frequency,” (FEMA Region V acting regional administrator, Janet Odeshoo).

In Other Words…

Disasters don’t have to be the end of the world if we are prepared. We can protect ourselves and our financial stability by planning ahead. We can start now by putting a plan in place and securing important documents.

How This Applies to You…

Make a Grab and Go emergency evacuation box.  Include items such as emergency numbers, copies of prescriptions, copies of insurance policies and contact numbers for the agent or company, household inventory list, account information, etc.  Visit our website for a complete list.

To Find Out More…

Check out the Disaster Preparedness Handbook at www.uaex.edu

For more details about protecting your finances in case of disaster, we recommend the booklet “Emergency Financial First Aid Kit” by FEMA, http://www.fema.gov

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