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Be Prepared: Natural Disaster Edition

So far this spring has seen earthquakes in California, flood warnings on the East Coast, drought in Idaho, and tornadoes across the South. Natural disasters are a fact of life—but there is plenty you can do to prepare for them.

Depending on where your property is located, you can take steps to prevent earthquake damage (by anchoring items to the wall), flood damage (by storing items above the flood line), and wildfire (click here for tips).

Most importantly, develop a disaster response plan that will help keep the people on your property safe. When making a natural disaster response plan, consider:

  • Is your family or staff aware of how to protect themselves and operations in the event of a disaster?
  • Do you have a system in place for alerting family or employees and customers if a disaster happens?
  • Should you schedule periodic drills so everyone is prepared if disaster strikes?
  • What is your contingency plan for getting your home or business up and running as quickly as possible following a disaster?
  • Does your insurance policy include ample coverage for damage due to natural disaster or weather damage?

Beall Financial and Insurance Services has been working with property owners for more than 25 years to help them protect their most important assets: home, health, and business. If you have questions about insurance coverage for natural disasters, contact us.