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Preparing For Hurricane Irma: Meds, Pets, Labels and ZipLocs

Preparing For Hurricane Irma: Meds, Pets, Labels and ZipLocs

Hurricane Irma – Proper storm preparation can make a big difference and those preparations should include meds, pets, labels, and waterproof bags.

Online PR News – 11-September-2017 – With mega-hurricane Irma hurtling our way this week, now is the time to find and review your homeowners and automobile insurance policies. Then protect them, as follows:

Do these 2 things right away.

1.First of all, leave right this minute and fill up each of your cars with gas. Remember: gas pumps need electricity to run. And gas stations often run out of gasoline when a hurricane nears.

2.Stock up on strong freezer ZipLoc bags; they provide good protection from water.

Protect your important papers. Use good, strong Ziploc bags to put all the following together NOW:

Your homeowners and automobile insurance policies
Extra sets of car and house keys
Portable non-electronic list of phone numbers:
oInclude a paper list of cell-phone numbers for each member of your own family/household. Theyre hard to remember if theyre on speed-dial. Plus your phone may run out of power
oNumbers for distant family members and friends who will need to hear from you
– Store this list in your cell phones Contacts.
oBut also print out this contact list, put it in a ziploc bag; give a copy to each family member
Print out a GPS-style aerial photo of your house, showing surrounding roads and identifiable landmarks. Write your Zip code on the photo, fold it up and put it in a ziploc bag to keep in your purse, pocket, or backpack to help rescuers find you, if stranded.

Pack up all Prescription Medicines for all members of your household.

Check to make sure that each person in your household has enough of their meds for at least one week, or better.
If necessary, go to your pharmacy immediately and request Emergency Rx Refills for anyones medications that are running low. Do not delay.
Gather up meds for each member of your household. Pack them in freezer-strength ziploc bags.
Put together lists of prescription medications and pharmacy info for each member of your household. Suggestion: just staple together the small duplicates of pharmacy receipts.
Keep lists separate from the meds themselves.

If you have pets, they will need you now more than ever. Make plans NOW to look after them during the storm. Most shelters allow pet owners to bring their cats and dogs with them, and during emergency situations, some hotels permit your pets to stay with you, as well. Take the time now to.

Dig out that dog kennel or cat carrier that is in the back corner of your garage
Procure strong leashes for each of your pets.
Make sure each pet is wearing its current rabies tag, and visible ID info on its collar
Pack copies of your pets current shot records
Be sure that your pets ID tags have your CELL phone number on them.
Pack up some pet food and light-weight food and water dishes for your cats and dogs.
Dont forget to pack your pets meds
Double-bag all in large garbage bag, and LABEL the bag (see below).

A day or two before the storm:

Get $100 to $200 in cash from the bank. With power outages, ATMs and even retail stores cash registers may not be working.
Charge your cell phone(s).
Purchase backup batteries for your cell phones, and charge them too.
Put each persons cell phone and batteries in strong (freezer) ziploc bags.
Fill your bathtub with water. Find a one- or two-gallon bucket to keep near it. You will be able to flush your toilets, no matter what, with this water/bucket combination.

Label everything. Make sure you have some wide, clear packing tape. Make big 3 x 5 labels to tape on everything you are packing.

Your familys last name
Your familys primary cell phone number
Names and ages of all household members who should be with you during the hurricane
Name and descriptions of any pets traveling with you also your veterinarians phone number
Cover each 3 x 5 label completely with clear packing tape.
Put one of these big labels/cards in each household members purse, bookbag or backpack

Prepare for the worst…

Assume you will have to leave your house in a hurry
Assume you are going to be without electricity for a while
Assume one or more members of your household will be hard to find/get in touch with
Assume that a lot of important things are going to get wet
Assume your life is going to be totally derailed and disorganized for the next several weeks, but always

Pray for the best.

Policyholder advocate Wes Baldwin founded the first ever Public Adjusting Firm completely based in the Carolinas, 41 years ago. Headquartered in Charlotte NC, The Baldwin Company is retained by both business owners and homeowners across the nation to assist them in putting together and presenting their insured property claims to their insurance carriers, making sure that the property owners receive everything their insurance policies entitle them to. Baldwin is past president of the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, with whom hes been instrumental in helping state legislatures enact specific licensing laws for Public Insurance Adjusters. He was selected as NAPIAs national Man of the Year in 2008. thebaldwinco.com” target=”_blank”>www.thebaldwinco.com


“now is the time to find and review your homeowners and automobile insurance policies”

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Wes Baldwin
(704) 335-1111

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Yesenia Barboza
My name is Yesenia Barboza. I have been in online marketing and business since 2005. Since that time, I have managed several websites and blogs while establishing a successful strategy business coaching program. Most of my clients and students range from start up businesses up to companies that want to expand the growth of their existing business.

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