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Planning for Emergencies

National Preparedness Month is recognized every September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies.

“It is a good idea to sit down with your family once a year and make a plan,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s top independent homeowners insurance agency.

The theme for 2021 is, “Prepare to Protect.” Each week the campaign focuses on a different feature of preparedness for individuals, families and communities.

https://www.ready.gov/collection/september

Themes review the following:

Make a Plan –Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations due to the Coronavirus.

Build A Kit- Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the CDC.

Low Cost, No Cost Preparedness- Natural disasters don’t wait for a convenient time. Preparing for them shouldn’t wait either. Start today by signing up for alerts, safe-guarding important documents, and taking other low cost and no cost preparedness actions to lessen the impact of disasters and emergencies for you and your family.

Teach Youth About Preparedness-Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.

If you are interested, the website Ready.gov sponsored by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can provide you with more information.

“So far we have been spared from an active hurricane season. You never know what the next week could bring,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s largest independent homeowners insurance agency.

GreatFlorida Insurance provides homeowners insurance to protect your home and belongings in the case of a disaster. Review your current home insurance policy and make sure you are covered. If you have any questions, contact us today.

https://www.greatflorida.com/florida-homeowners-insurance
Ellsworth Buckhttp://www.greatflorida.com/
Since 2003, Ellsworth has served as Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, a network of independent, franchised insurance agents located throughout Florida. During his tenure he has helped the franchise grow to more than 100 independent locations state wide. He is a 20+ year veteran of the Florida Insurance industry and is a graduate West Virginia University, earning his M.B.A in 1984. He lives with his wife in Stuart, Florida. For more information visit: www.greatflorida.com

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