As we enter the new year, #ResolvetobeReady for emergencies or disasters. As with any goal or resolution, breaking it down into manageable actions is a key to success. Start with one thing. For example, have external power sources available to charge phones and other devices in case of a power outage.
When the calendar says it is still fall, but the weather says winter is on the way, learn how to stay safe before, during, & after winter storms & extreme cold with the tips below and by visiting: www.ready.gov/winter
The 2018 K-State Research and Extension #PrepareKansas challenge has concluded. Did you #GetPrepared? It is never too late to take actions to prepare ahead of an emergency or disaster. Click the links below for information you and your family can use to #PrepareNow.
“Check Your Insurance Coverage” was the theme for Week 3. Challenge tasks include:
- Familiarize yourself with the challenges we face in Kansas: tornadoes, hail, wind, flooding, winter storms, and fire, for example.
- Create or update a household inventory
- Review your insurance coverage
- Learn about flood insurance
“Save for an Emergency” was the theme for Week 4. Challenge tasks include:
When it comes to emergency savings, only about half of all Americans have an emergency fund. This gives them the money needed to help with increased expenses after a disaster. What will you do if there is a disaster? To get started, consider setting aside a small amount from each paycheck to go into a savings account. Small amounts do add up over time! Go a step further and take the Kansas Saves pledge and start saving automatically.
Disasters happen. Time spent planning, preparing, and practicing now can to help you and your family after a disaster strikes. Click here for the complete list of this year’s challenge tasks.
Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can.
Over 40 percent of all Americans don’t have $400 in savings according to the Federal Reserve. What will you do if there is an emergency or natural disaster? As a first step, consider setting aside a small amount from each paycheck to go into your savings account.