Posted on 3/21/2017 3:00 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
Emergencies show themselves in all shapes and forms and each disaster requires different measures to keep your pets safe. It is extremely important you have a plan of action for all scenarios such as hurricane, flood, fire, etc. Here are some simple things you can do in order to be prepared and keep your pets safe:
Obtain a Rescue Alert Sticker: There are several companies, such as the ASPCA, where you can obtain one of these stickers. In the event of an emergency, these stickers will make rescue personnel aware pets are inside your home. This sticker could potentially safe your pets' life if they are trapped during a disaster.
Prepare a travel kit and emergency supplies: If you are ordered to evacuate your home, have a kit ready to go for each pet. Even if you don't think it will be long, prepare for the worst.
Make sure all pets are wearing collar and tags with up-to-date information. If your pet has medical needs, the tag should include this information in case you were to be s ...
Posted on 9/7/2016 7:21 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
September is National Preparedness Month, serving as a reminder for us all to take action now, and throughout the year to prepare for various emergencies which could affect us at any time. "Don't Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today" is the theme of this years' National Preparedness Month. As Floridians, we realize the threat of a storm or natural disaster is not a matter of if, but when. As such, it is essential to the safety of you and your family to create an emergency communication and evacuation plan.
Preparing your family for an emergency can be, and is, as simple as a conversation at the dinner table. Get started with FEMA's three steps for creating a family emergency and evacuation plan:
1. Create a paper copy of every family members' contact information along with information for important people and offices, such as doctors, schools, medical facilities, and close family friends. Also, establish a Disaster Preparedness Plan; this plan should include escape routes from every room in ...