There’s no doubt that you would do anything to protect your family. But have you taken the necessary precautions to ensure you are prepared for a disaster situation? Here are a few questions to ask yourself to help determine whether or not your Astoria home is ready for a catastrophe.
Have You Talked to Your Family About an Emergency Response Plan?
One of the easiest ways to ensure you are prepared for a disaster is by creating an emergency response plan with your family. Understand the best ways to get out of the house in a fire, plus talk about what to do once you are safe. Have an agreement to meet in a safe place in case you are separated during a disaster, too.
Do You Have Working Emergency Lights in Every Room?
Having a flashlight on hand is okay in minor situations. But in a major catastrophe, you will want to have a lighting tool at your disposal without having to dig through a closet or drawer. Make sure you have some sort of working emergency light in every room. Excellent options include battery-operated flashlights (and fresh batteries), matches, candles, etc.
Does Your Home Having Working Smoke Detectors and a Fire Extinguisher?
Working smoke detectors and a fire extinguisher are more than just a good idea—they could save your life during a serious incident. Regularly check detector batteries to make sure they are in working order and keep the fire extinguisher in an easily accessible spot.
Do You Have Adequate Homeowner’s Insurance Coverage?
While having proper homeowner’s insurance coverage won’t help during an incident, it can definitely make a difference when everything is said and done. At Linda Dugan Insurance, we work closely with our customers to ensure they have the right policy to suit their needs. Please contact us today for further details.