Tips for Putting Together a Family Emergency Plan

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Like having a family plan for emergencies, everyone should have an insurance plan for emergencies as well. First Gate can help you safeguard your client’s property against hurricanes, flooding and other disasters, no matter where they live.

Make a Plan

The best time to make a family plan is before an emergency, so here are some ideas to help you get started.

How will family members get emergency alerts? If everyone has a cell phone, or access to radio and TV, they can receive emergency alerts from the National Weather Service.
How will your family get to safe locations? Ensure everyone has access to transportation, whether by car, bicycle or other means. Make sure everyone knows where to go in each type of emergency, because safety from a flood may mean a different location than shelter from a hurricane.

How will everyone get in touch? If cell phones, internet or phone lines are inoperable, designate a place for a message board. Review the plan as a family occasionally so everyone remembers where to go and what to do.

After the Crisis

Don’t let your clients get caught unaware in emergency situations. Recovery begins with property insurance. When the danger has passed, First Gate will be there to help them rebuild.