5 Common Emergencies and How You Can Prepare

Preparing for common emergencies often gets overlooked. Something always seems to be more important. For example, how often do Floridians put off getting water and gas before a hurricane? And, how often do you store your appliance warranties in a safe place? In both scenarios, taking those steps to prepare for the worst would have been well worth your while. We’re here to help you prepare 5 of life’s most common emergencies – and do it with ease!

1. Medical Emergency

During a medical emergency it is imperative to have easy access to the following documentation.

  • List of current medications
  • List of allergies
  • Personal and family health history
  • Insurance card 
  • Photo ID
  • Emergency contact information

2. Car Accident / Broken Down Car

In the unfortunate event your car breaks down on the side of the road, or you are in an accident, be sure you have the following in close reach.

  • Photo ID
  • Car insurance
  • Registration
  • Photos of the damage
  • Witness statements
  • AAA Card (if applicable)

3. Natural Disaster

Many areas of the world are prone to natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, fires, and more! Having the following documents on hand post-disaster will allow you to focus on your family rather than paperwork. Make sure to keep up to speed on the breaking weather news in your areas.

  • Homeowners/renters insurance (plus hurricane, flood, and wind policies)
  • Home warranties
  • Mortgage documents or rental agreements
  • Car insurance
  • Financial statements and account numbers
  • Medications and copies of prescriptions
  • Photos of your valuable possessions with their values
  • Appraisals of jewelry

4. Sick Parent

When it comes to a sick family member, we want to spend as much time with them as possible. Although preparing the following documents can be tough, you’ll be glad you did. 

  • Medical records
  • Health History
  • List of current medications
  • Advance directive
  • Will 
  • Back account information
  • Pension an/or 401k documents
  • Tax returns
  • Savings bonds
  • Deeds to properties
  • Vehicle titles
  • Credit card information
  • Power of attorney

5. Theft and Break Ins

Unfortunately, home invasion is a common emergency you should prepare for if you rent or own your home.

  • Photos of your valuable possessions with their values
  • Appraisals of jewelry 
  • Homeowners/renters insurance

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