Keeping the Family Safe During Disaster

We can take preventative measures to protect our families, such as the use of home security systems, but we can never predict things like natural disasters, violent threats, or break-ins and terrorist attacks. It’s important to have a good, solid family plan to ensure the maximum safety of you and your loved ones.

In these days of such economic hardship it’s very tough to keep extra money in the bank at times. Many people are living paycheck to paycheck and barely making ends meet. But whether or not you can keep money saved in the bank isn’t nearly as important during a natural disaster as keeping cash money in your wallet or other immediate safe place that you can ensure easy access to. Even $20 can be a lifesaver in the event of a robbery, home burglary, or a disaster that results in power outage that would make ATM access more dangerous or harder to come by, given the event.

Another good thing to have in a safe room, hidden in the car, or somewhere easily accessed is an extra mobile phone. If yours is stolen, broken or destroyed, you’ll need emergency call center access. It is federal law in the United States that every cellular phone network must allow an attempted 911 emergency call regardless of whether or not the phone has ever had any service or has suspended or inactive service. So, don’t throw away that old cell phone, keep it charged and tucked away.

Along with an extra inactive emergency-only phone and at least a little bit of cash held back for disasters, it’s also important to fully instruct your child about procedures during different disaster situation types. Next time, we’ll discuss briefing your child about emergency phone numbers, as well as a few other things to ensure the survival and safety of your loved ones.

Don’t forget to protect those you love and care for the most with a home security system, which can provide a lifeline in case of medical emergencies, fires, and of course burglaries. I personally recommend ADT home security systems. ADT is the leading provider of home security systems in the U.S., with more than 100 years of experience.


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