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Preparing for disaster

Do you and your family have a plan for what to do in case disaster strikes? Invest some time planning now and buy yourself peace of mind.

Before a natural disaster: Planning and preparing tips for older adults — Preparation concerns for older adults.

Create a family plan before disaster strikes — Create a plan that involves and protects all family members.

Review your insurance coverage before disaster strikes — Be ready for disaster before it happens; check out how your property is insured.

List it or lose it — The case for household and property inventory — Tips for creating an inventory of your personal property.

Make a grab and go file for emergencies — Put together a "grab and go" file of important information in case of emergencies.

Start an emergency fund before disaster strikes — An emergency fund is extremely useful in getting immediate needs met after a disaster.

Related resources

Disaster recovery — Even if resources were stable before, families often need new or additional resources following a disaster.

Getting through tough times — Tips on getting help, making financial decisions, dealing with stress, doing more with less, and parenting.

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