This video sourced from the Insurance Information Institute of California, shows an excellent comparison of being prepared / not being prepared, when given the task of getting out of the home in 10 minutes!
Two families take the Ten Minute Challenge to see if they can evacuate their homes in just ten minutes.
Erica and Jason Bish have prepared ahead of time and know what to pack and who will do it. Alex and Steve Gorman have not!
The Insurance Information Institute says the key is to plan ahead. You will need:
Wills & Deeds
Be sure to pack medicines, toiletries, and clothing for three days. Candysse Miller of the Insurance Information Institute of California says families should ask themselves "If I had ten minutes to get out, what would I take?" - [Source Insurance Information Institute of California]
At Aussie Home Inventories we know Loss Is Random : Preparation Is Not!
The key to a successful evacuation 100% of the time is preparation and planning. For a community evacuation the answer is education. Preparation, planning and procedures! Use the resources on this website, to make sure you, your family and your home are as well prepared as possible for all future disasters.
Personal Emergency Plan. With the increased chance of a natural disaster or extreme emergency occurring, it is important to make sure that everyone involved in your home is aware of a Personal Emergency Plan. By developing a plan you will be increasing your families awareness and preparation of the following, Identifying Escape Routes, A List Of Important Documents, Planning Required Medications, Creating Contact Lists, Identifying Meeting Places, Arranging Child Care, Planning For Animal Welfare. Creating A Home Evacuation Plan. How To Prepare For Your Local Emergency Threats. The Location Of Your Home Services. Basic Home Emergency Kit. If a major emergency was to occur it is important to have small emergency kit 'on hand'. This kit is designed to supply your needs whilst in the home. You will need to customise this kit to suit your needs. If you need to evacuate then additional items will be required : First Aid Kit & Instructions, Personal Toiletries & Hygiene Supplies, Torches & Spare Batteries, Candles & Matches, Battery Operated Radio, Mobile Phone & Spare Battery, Copies Of Home Insurance, Copies Of Medical Insurance, A List Of Important Contact Numbers, Copies Of Passport, Birth Certs, Licences. Store your Basic Home Emergency Kit in a safe, secure yet easy to locate area of your home. Evacuation Emergency Kit. In the case of having to evacuate your home you will need the following items: Bottled Water, Spare Clothes & Blankets, Spare Keys, Credit Cards & Cash Food Medications. Aussie Home Inventories hopes you find this information useful, using it as a starting point in disaster preparation for your family and home. Whilst most of us go about insuring against the worst, we often forget that it is this same 'event' that will be directly impacting on not just our home, but ourselves! It makes sense to be prepared! Aussie Home Inventories Home Inventory Service - Australia
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