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A disaster can hit and catch you and your family off guard at any time. So, it’s essential that you plan for any possible issue that might come your way to protect yourself and your family. Unfortunately, statistics have shown that only 39% of households have a plan in place and discuss it with their families


Benefits Creating an Emergency Plan


There is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to emergency plans. Instead, these plans should be created considering your needs within your home and the possible scenarios that may arise. A plan can be anything from what to do in an emergency or where to find emergency restoration contractors to help with restoration support. So, if you’re looking for a way to protect your family, here are a few tips to make your emergency plan during an emergency. 


Have a Plan For Where To Go 


Having a plan for a specific location in your emergency plan is important for several reasons. First, it provides you with peace of mind, gives you time to act accordingly during an emergency, and allows you to make the best use of the resources at hand. 


Have a list of safe and comfortable locations in case of an emergency. This includes what resources are available, what skills you have there, and how much time is needed before getting out of the building or space. You will also need to decide how many people will be staying at this location.


Have Food and Water 


If there is an emergency with no power or running water, you will need to prepare food and water. Keep in mind that the water needs to be kept clean, so it is also important to have a way to purify the water beforehand. You can buy or plan a survival kit that includes items that will help you stay alive for a long time. Some items in your survival kit should include water, food, weapons, and first aid materials like bandages and painkillers.

Keep an emergency fund

Regardless of the type of emergency you’re dealing with, the chances are that you’ll require at least some money, either to get you through on a basic level or to help you start recovering from whatever has happened. 

If your home is flooded or otherwise damaged, for example, having even a small amount of money set aside means that you can easily pay for those alternative accommodations that you’ve already prepared for. This fund can also pay for initial quotes that should result in professionals tackling the issue as early as possible. Alternatively, if you’re in a car crash or other such accident, an emergency fund can help you to quickly contact a car accident lawyer or similar form of defense. In this instance, acting quickly can significantly help your case, and may result in you receiving compensation down the line. 

Without an emergency fund, however, whatever situation you find yourself in could last for longer, be harder to deal with, and create a generally terrible experience for the whole family. 

Pack Extra Clothes 


Clothing is usually one of the things that people forget when setting up their emergency plans, but it is always necessary. That being said, even if you don’t pack extra clothes as part of your emergency plan, it doesn’t mean you might not need them in the future!


Pack Electricals 


The first and foremost reason to pack an emergency kit is that it can be your lifesaver in a natural disaster or other emergencies. Another reason is to be prepared for power outages. Even if you’re an urbanite, there’s a high probability that you might get stuck in the middle of nowhere without electricity for days or weeks at a time.


Pack your electronics – this means your camera, laptop, and phone – if you need to survive without them for a longer time.


Don’t Forget First Aid 


The first aid kit is an essential part of your emergency plan because it gives you some options on how to treat an injury or illness if you are unable to find what you need in your home.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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