Financial Preparedness: The Beginner’s Guide to Success

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Financial preparedness is a big part of emergency preparedness and disaster planning. Becoming financially prepared for an emergency, like a natural disaster, will protect you and your family from long-term loss and heartache. Earlier this week, we gave tips on making a Financial First-Aid Kit. With your kit assembled, you’re ready to plan for long-term […]

Financial First-Aid Kit: Supplies for Financial Preparedness

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What is a Financial First-Aid Kit? Survival supplies are often what comes to mind when thinking about emergency preparedness. However, have you considered financial preparedness for the next earthquake or natural disaster? If not, a financial first-aid kit is an excellent way to start. Similar to a medical first-aid kit for physical harm, a financial first-aid […]

Your Complete First-Aid Kit Checklist for Disaster Planning

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If there’s one thing in common with all emergency preparedness scenarios, it’s the fact that you need to have a first-aid kit assembled. For this week, make it a goal to get are fully stocked up with first-aid supplies for your car and your home. You don’t necessarily have to purchase a ready-made first aid […]

Earthquake Insurance: Who Has It and Who Needs It

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Today we are rattling off about the shaky subject of earthquake insurance. We touched on this a little bit in our Financial Preparedness series, including best earthquake insurance practices, but we are going to go a bit more in-depth on for this update. One of the most commonly asked questions is, “Do I need earthquake […]

Disaster App Takeover: Digital Preparedness for Earthquakes

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Is it possible for a disaster app on your smartphone to warn you about an earthquake before it happens? The April 5th, 2018 5.3 magnitude Los Angeles quake is proof of that possibility. Those who had signed up for the Quake Alert disaster app reported a warning thirty seconds before the shaking started. Likewise, early […]

Digital Preparedness is the New Earthquake Readiness Kit

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Earthquake and disaster planning often overlook digital preparedness. Conversely, it’s one of the most straightforward ways of preparing for emergencies of any kind. Above all, digital preparedness sets a goal that is both attainable and practical. Last year we saw how critical technology is in the midst of a disaster. Hurricanes Irma and Harvey blasted […]

Earthquake Preparation in 8 Essential Steps

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Most people don’t think about earthquake preparation the way they think about preparing for other dangers. We all know that earthquakes are a risk, but they don’t feel real. Earthquakes aren’t something you can see in your daily life. Earthquakes can’t be predicted. Earthquakes are hard to understand. You think, “It’ll never happen to me” […]

Earthquake Safety at Home During an Earthquake

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Ready for an earthquake safety quiz? Imagine that you’re at home. You’ve just climbed into bed, and you’re somewhere between sleep and awake. In the darkness, your thoughts drift through things you need to do in the morning and wondering if you locked the door and turned off the kitchen light. Suddenly, you’re jolted awake. […]

Earthquake Safety at Work During an Earthquake

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Deadlines, projects, over time, meetings, and earthquakes: they can happen while you’re at work. You might be ready for the next tremor at home, but have you thought about earthquake safety at work? What do you do when the ground starts shaking, and you’re at work? Do you run outside? Do you push your coworker […]