October 22, 2020 Emergency Preparedness Class – Post Disaster
Selected Participant Questions and Answers:
Q. How can we sign up for the November 19, 2020 insurance webinar hosted by Resilient Noe Valley?
A. Sign up for the free insurance webinar presented by United Policyholders and hosted by our partner, Resilient Noe Valley. Here’s the link:
Be prepared, be correctly insured!
Thursday, November 19th, 11:45 a.m.
With 30 years helping disaster survivors, United Policyholders knows what matters. This seminar will help translate your policy so you know what to look for to make sure you are covered, give your preparedness action steps and show you how to do an insurance check up. Now is the time… because once disaster strikes, it’s too late. United Policyholders is a non-profit organization offering education only. It does not sell insurance and is not affiliated with any insurance agency.
What you will learn:
* what disaster survivors wish they would have known about insurance
* what fine print matters
* how to save money in these unprecedented time
* how to figure out if earthquake insurance is right for you
This webinar is for everyone: renters, homeowners and property owners. There is no charge.
Q. What advice do you have for pet disaster preparedness?
A. Check out our article in the October 2019 Miraloma Life: Pet Disaster Preparedness Advice From SFAC&C at https://miralomapark.org/wp-content/uploads/2019-10-MiralomaLife.pdf
Q. How many days of food and water should we have stored for emergencies?
A. At a minimum, you should have at least 7 days worth.
Q. What types of emergency lighting should we have around the house?
A. Headlamps work very well. They free up your hands from holding a flashlight and you can turn your head in the direction you need lighting. Just keep the batteries with the headlamps until you need them. Also consider purchasing LED lights that you can plug into your bathroom, bedroom and hallway that will turn on when the power goes out. An example is the GE 3 in 1 LED power Failure Night Light.
Q. Will our local CVS store be open after a disaster?
A. During the George Floyd protests, our CVS store had to close for a period of time. It took CVS 3 days to set up a phone system where you could get your prescriptions filled at another CVS store that was open. You should assume that our local CVS may not be able to immediately reopen after a disaster. Contact your doctor now for approval to fill an emergency supply of medications.
Q. Where should I store my go-bag?
A. Have a go-bag in your car and one located in your home nearest your primary exit.