Resolve to Be Ready in 2022

January 7, 2022

There are many resolutions you could make this year. Resolving to become prepared for emergencies is one that could save your life.

Resolve to be ready in 2022 with small steps that could make a big difference in your ability to be resilient.

Schedule it! Use a tool like the calendar on http://www.Do1Thing.com to make it easy on yourself.

Or build your own calendar and focus on what makes sense for your household. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Get to know one neighbor you've never met before
  • Take a CPR or First Aid class
  • Start a rainy day fund or pad your savings with a little more than you usually do
  • Take photos of the inside of your home in case you need them for insurance purposes
  • Get a weather radio, check the batteries in your flashlights, and get a back-up power bank for your phone
  • Make a household communications plan in case you have to leave in a hurry and include phone numbers. You may lose access to your cell phone.
  • Do you have a kit you could grab on your way out the door? Put one item aside each month.
  • Put reminders on your calendar to check smoke alarm batteries each month.
  • Check your renter's or homeowner's insurance policy to find out how you're covered. Consider purchasing renter's insurance if you don't have it yet.
  • Consider flood insurance if your policy doesn't include it. Flood Insurance | FEMA.gov

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