Tornado Planning

Last Updated on Monday, 10 June 2013 08:14 Written by Chris Griswold Monday, 10 June 2013 08:14

With all the recent tornado activity, and knowing that many are short on time dealing with the aftermath of all the related damage, I want to keep things short this month and focus on just a couple of simple things everyone should keep in mind to help make life easier (and don’t forget to click on my Facebook or YouTube links below to also see my short video on this material).

 Tornado Planning

First, take pictures of all your stuff, in advance.  A lot of pictures.  Whether you have full replacement or actual cash value coverage on the contents of your dwelling/place of business, it’s much better (and easier) to remember what you had (and to justify/document any claims you may have to later make) if you have a relatively complete and current inventory of all your stuff.  This goes for the month of May for every year in Oklahoma.

Second, if you have or regularly take any medications/prescriptions, especially ones like critical, heart medication, you need to make arrangements ahead of time to ensure there isn’t any delay in replacing such important medications/prescriptions if you lose themWhy?  It usually takes 2-5 days to get such medications replaced, sometimes longer, and that’s too long….  So, call your doctor and see what you can do in advance to avert any delays in re-obtaining important, life-saving medications after a natural disaster.  In the alternative, you may want to give your important medication/prescription papers (or copies of those papers) to a trusted friend or family member across town to ensure that you don’t lose access to these important documents.

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