Unplug electrical appliances if power is lost
EHStockphoto/Shutterstock Unplugging your appliances will prevent any potential damage from a power surge once power is restored. Do you know you can save hundreds of dollars by unplugging these you don’t use frequently?
Gather insurance documents
William Potter/Shutterstock Your home insurance documents and other important papers should be part of your storm kit and readily available in the event of a disaster because you will need that proof for claims and assistance. Know what your policy will cover, homeowners insurance has covered some incredible things like blue ice falling from airplanes.
Determine what to do with pets
Yobab/Shutterstock Not all emergency shelters will accept pets through their doors so it’s important to have a plan for your pets. Before storm season arrives, locate shelters that allow pets and contact them. Keep a picture of your pet if it gets lost or have them microchipped if you haven’t already. Try these tips for keeping your pet safe during a natural disaster.