Disaster Preparation – Step 10 of 10

Disaster Preparation – Step 10 of 10

Patience is a Virtue After a disaster, you have to be patient and manage your expectations of relief. Remember you chose to stay instead of leave. This means you might be living in a shelter where it is crowded and hot with no food, privacy or water. Puerto Rico is...
Disaster Preparation – Step 9 of 10

Disaster Preparation – Step 9 of 10

Protect Important Documents  So much of what will need to get done after a disaster requires documentation. You will spend hours, days and weeks trying to get copies of documents. The people of Puerto Rico learned this lesson when attempting to get help from FEMA....
Disaster Preparation – Step 8 of 10

Disaster Preparation – Step 8 of 10

Don’t Think You Are Properly Insured   If things go bad you will be counting on your insurance to help you get back on your feet. If you do not have the right coverage you may be left paying a mortgage or car which has been destroyed. This would likely force you...
Disaster Preparation – Step 7 of 10

Disaster Preparation – Step 7 of 10

Don’t Wait to Prepare Life needs to continue after a disaster. This means thinking past the disaster to understand how you are going to physically protect the structures and contents but also the information and assets needed to communicate and work. This is a...