Take Action Before Disaster Strikes


As we have seen already, summer is also the time for an increased risk of high intensity weather situations that you and your family need to be prepared for. Allstate Claims Senior Vice President, Mark McGillivray, informed us how to prevent as well as recover from any water damage. Summer can bring a wide range of weather-related disasters across the country. Whether that means hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, flooding or wildfires, families can’t and shouldn’t wait to prepare. Before severe storms strike, families should consider being proactive and doing one or all three of the following:

Pack Your Emergency Kit
Get the list here. The emergency kit can include first-aid supplies, personal hygiene items, water, non-perishable food, a weather radio and flashlight.

Protect Your Stuff
Take inventory of your items by walking through your home with your phone. Upload pictures of your possessions to Allstate’s Digital Locker which is free and available to everyone.

Practice Your Escape with an Evacuation Plan
Know your local evacuation routes and practice your escape plan before local authorities and law enforcement say it’s time to leave.

Research shows since 1980, the occurrence of weather-related disasters has increased by more than 230 percent. According to AccuWeather, natural disasters have affected 217 million people every single year single 1990. For more information, visit allstate.com.


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