Are you financially prepared ahead of a disaster? Regular saving can pay off in so many ways, especially in case of a disaster or emergency. Setting aside a little bit each month through savings is a great way to start. Not sure how to begin? Focus on small steps and making progress every day.
Here are some ideas:
Save $1, $2, $5, or $10 a day, plus pocket change, in a can or jar. Deposit it monthly into a savings account targeted for emergencies.
Buy one less soda, coffee, latte, doughnut, snack food, lottery ticket, newspaper, etc.and deposit the money you would have spent in your change can or jar.
Join a work-related savings program (e.g., 401(k), credit union) and save part of each day’s pay.
You never know when a disaster will happen. Prepare for disasters now for peace of mind later!
Where it rains it can #flood. One inch of water in your home can cost $25,000 in damage. Homeowners and renters insurance do not typically cover flood damage.
Do you have flood insurance? Talk to your agent to find out what is covered by your existing policy and ask about flood insurance. Contact National Flood Insurance Program Help Center at 800-427-4661 or https://www.floodsmart.com/
Food Safey – Disasters and Power Outages
Salvaging and handling food after power outages, floods and other disasters may raise questions and present challenges. Refer to these resources to help recover food from a disaster.