Do You Know the ABC’s of Disaster Recovery?

Know your ABC’s; it’s that easy! These easy steps are the key elements of a comprehensive disaster plan:
Action: Take It!
Know which disasters you’re at risk for and how to best prepare for them
Plan for the possibility that you may have to evacuate your home
Set up your support network
Evaluate the risks, abilities and needs of everyone in your household and adjust your plan accordingly
Make a plan for your pets
Belongings: Know Them!
Create a home inventory. Start by going room to room with a video or still
camera to make a visual record of your belongings
Prepare a written list to accompany your visual record
Keep receipts for valuable items and write on your inventory list their make,
model, serial number, date of purchase, and other relevant information
Store a copy of whatever documentation you create away from your home
Update the inventory periodically
Connections: Make Them!
Have family conversations about disasters and how you will support each other
Broaden your support network to include neighbors
Be specific with others in your network about the tasks that need to be done and
who will do them
Don’t hesitate to ask for help if needed, and reach out to others to offer your help
Adjust your support network after a major life event
Source: “It Could Happen to Me: Family Conversations about Disaster Planning.”
November 16th, 2012 by Wyatt Insurance Services