Each of the following sections includes suggested items to have or purchase. You do not have to get all of them at once. Start with adding one item to build your Power Plan now and add more as you can. Remember, the idea is to become better prepared, not best prepared or nothing.
Once you’ve made your basic video or taken pictures, you’ll need to create a home inventory. You can either make a simple written list, use a spreadsheet or word-processing software, or utilize a home inventory app. Include:
It's June and hurricane season has officially arrived, so it's an opportunity for those of us who might experience a hurricane (or earthquake, or lava , or tsunami, or tornado, or flooding, or...you get the picture) to get prepared.
Be prepared for an emergency, organized for a move, or keep your bills and financial information orderly every day. The PIC will even be a resource if the primary bill payer needs someone else to take care of the finances.
Your milk has a Sell By date. Your crackers have a Best When Used By date, and your over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever has an Expiration date. Does this mean the store has to pull these products off the shelf? Does it mean you shouldn’t drink it, eat it, or take it? Not necessarily.
Don’t let your animal companions be adopted by some other family after a disaster because no one knew they belonged to you. Microchip and register your pets. If your dog or cat is microchipped, make sure they’re registered. If they’re registered, make sure your contact information is up-to-date.