Preparing for an Emergency

Preparing for the Unexpected:

Create an Escape Plan:

If a natural disaster or fire strikes, an escape plan will bring some calm to the situation especially for young children who may panic in an emergency.  Have a main route for escape as well as a backup option.  Practice your plan twice a year

Set Up Local Emergency Alerts:

 Stay informed by signing up for emergency alerts in the city you live in.  Your city’s government website can tell you how to get them.

Protect Vital Documents:
Keep important files in a fire and weatherproof box in your home or in a safety deposit box out of your home

Prepare an Emergency Kit:

Having the right supplies on hand can make all the difference, Make sure tht everyone in the household know the location of the kit.

Check your coverage:
Review your homeowner’s insurance to determine what damages are covered.  Most insurance policies do not cover floods or earthquakes, so consider purchasing separate coverage

Know where to go:

Evacuation locations may change depending o the situation. It is important to know where your city’s major evacuation centers are located.  Identify other places you can go such as family or friend’s homes in other areas.  Choose destinations in different directions so you have options during an emergency,

Here is a Basic Emergency Kit Checklist:

  1. Water to last for up to three days (once gallon per family member per day)
  2. Nonperishable food.
  3. Can Opener
  4. Toilet Paper
  5. First-aid kit
  6. Flashlights and batteries
  7. Lighter or matches
  8. Battery operated charger
  9. Important medications
  10. Waterproof blankets or sleeping bags
  11. Drivers license and other forms of identification
  12. Radio


Always think safety first.

If you are considering a move and need to find a great REALTOR® give me a call.

Cheri Wilkins, REALTOR®

PNW Realty/ eXp Realty


“Soft Sell, Strong Service” ™

August 14, 2023