When it comes to planning for your family’s response to a disaster, it is hard to know where to start. There are so many different types of disasters, including but not limited to house fires, natural disasters, weather emergencies, and terrorism.
Even the essential responses in these situations are hard to keep straight: where to meet, how to get in touch, and safe alternatives if you r first course of action cannot be used.
Luckily, there’s a free resource available that has already done a lot of planning for you. Ready.gov has an abundance of data and tools created by people who are in the business of understanding evolving threats to family and safety and staying current on the best ways to plan for them. The website includes downloadable templates designed for all ages to use in your family’s planning for emergency events. For more information, visit their website: Ready.gov.Reprinted by permission, The Mines Press, Inc. Volume 44, Issue 2. Insurance products are not a deposit, not FDIC insured, not insured by any government agency, carry no bank guarantee, and may go down in value.