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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Pets Need Disaster Protection Too!!

The Insurance Information Institute shared a great article: Protect Your Pets—Remember to Include Them In Your Evacuation and Disaster Planning.

The article provide some key considerations:
1- Have a Disaster Plan - Know where you will go and how you will get there and how you will transport your pet

Consider taking the 10-minute Challenge to really understand how long it will take you to get ready to evacuate --- and include your family, your key belongings, and your pets!  A very enlightening exercise!
2. Have a Grab-and-Go Disaster Kit for your Family and your Pets (3 days worth of food and water --- and a can opener if appropriate!)

3. Be ready to Evacuate --- and do it as early as possible! (Bring your pets!)

4. When you return, consider the impact the damage will have on your pets - familiar landmarks may have been destroyed and pets need to get re-acclimated to the environment.  It is best not to let them run free because they may become disoriented.

KEEP YOUR INSURANCE UP TO DATE!  Be certain you are adequately covered for protection against important perils - in a Hurricane Zone: Be sure you have fire, wind, and flood coverage, in a Earthquake zone:  get Earthquake coverage!,  in Tornado Zones: be sure you have good wind/hail coverage.

Anywhere you live, you are exposed to perils, and that is what your insurance policy will cover.  Check with your local Trusted Choice agent to review your coverages.

Your Trusted Choice agent can analyze your personal and business operations and recommend coverages from a variety of insurance providers for you to consider. They can also help you find cost effective ways to manage your risk exposures, implement safety and security plans, and understand different deductible levels. All of these will help you to manage your overall cost and help you to understand the complexities of the coverage you need.

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