With natural disasters on the rise, it’s important homeowners be prepared at all times. Make sure your home insurance is up to date and provides the protection you need against disasters. Here are a few more tips from Murvay Insurance on how to prepare your Newport Beach, CA home for disasters.
Fortify Your Abode
Keep up with home maintenance that will fortify your dwelling against disasters. This includes your roof, windows, exterior doors, and garage door. An old roof or outdated windows increase your risk of interior damage from severe rain, wind, or hailstorms.
Survey your landscaping to see if large trees or other structures pose a threat to your home in a disaster. Find a safe place to store lawn furniture, potted plants, garden decor, and kids’ toys to avoid these becoming projectiles and causing damage to your home.
Create an Evacuation Plan
Become familiar with potential disasters that can strike your area and create an evacuation plan for handling each. Your plan should include where to meet in the event you get separated from other family members, a safe location where you can stay, and how you’ll stay in touch.
Pack a “Flee Bag”
Sign up for emergency alerts on your cell phone to receive updates on potential disasters. Have a “flee bag” with basic essentials and important documents ready to go to expedite your escape in a disaster.
Stock Up on Emergency Supplies
If you plan to shelter in place, make sure you have emergency supplies. This includes bottled water, non-perishable foods, medications, first aid kit, flashlight with batteries, and a portable radio. Keep your cell phone fully charged to communicate with emergency crews or family members when needed.
For the home insurance coverage, you need to protect your Newport Beach, CA home against disasters, contact Murvay Insurance today.