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Protect Your Family & Property

External link Prevent Disaster Losses Resources - mitigation tools, publications, and other resources you can use to prevent disaster losses.

External link Mitigation Best Practices and Case Studies - a collection of illustrated stories about ideas, activities, or projects, including funding sources that protect both people and property from devastating losses.

Protect Your Family

FEMA's www.Ready.gov website has made it simple for you to make a family emergency plan. Download the Family Communication Plan for Parents and Kids (PDF - 1.2 Mb) and fill out the sections before printing it or emailing it to your family and friends. Your plan should cover these areas of concern:

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  • Get informed
  • Plan for emergencies
  • Assemble a disaster supplies kit
  • Effectively shelter
  • Prepare a safe room
  • Guidelines for managing water supplies
  • Guidelines for managing food supplies
  • Get your children involved (kids' site)
  • Special needs & concerns
  • Care for pets and livestock

Protect Your Property

Everyone faces the risk of natural disaster and no plan to protect property can be complete without insurance coverage against potential damage and loss. It is important to know exactly what coverage you may need and what coverage is available to protect your property against all of the natural hazards it may be exposed to so that you are not underinsured or not insured at all. Check with your insurance company or local insurance agent.

FEMA strongly encourages property owners and renters to fully explore their insurance needs and obtain adequate coverage before a disaster strikes.

Planning in Your State & Community

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