Emergency Planning


“Planning is bringing the future into the present so you can do something about it now”.

                                                                                    –  Alan Lakein


Wildfires in California and watching smoke a few weeks ago not too far from our home, had me thinking about what should or could I do if told to evacuate in a day? What if we only had a few minutes? Where would we go, what would we take?

Though living in Southern Arizona for several years and painfully having seen the devastation of fires around, I realize we have no plan, but as of my writing this article, we are working on it. So, I write today to compel you to make a plan.

According to the National Park Service, as many as 90 percent of wildland fires are human-caused: target shooting, campfires left unattended, recreational vehicles or even intentional acts of arson all contribute to wildfires. To me, that means a fire can happen anytime and anywhere: at home, while on vacation, at work. In truth, we all need a plan for our family and our business covering various scenarios.  Without a plan, an emergency can worsen to a life-threatening situation or prolong recovery. As you can imagine, emergencies provide little time for a thoughtful decision so take the time now to decide what you will do and how you will do it should an emergency affect your work or home. The website https://www.ready.gov/ is an amazing resource to help you create a plan for winter weather, wildfire, power outage, flooding or other type of emergency. 

For business owners and families alike, an important component of your plan should be to understand how your property insurance coverage will and will not protect you. If you need help reviewing and interpreting an insurance policy, contact our office at (520) 282-4801. We can at your convenience, arrange a call to review your coverage. To further help you, we have prepared our own emergency family and business plan checklists. If interested in receiving either one, give us a call at (520) 282-4801 or email the office at admin@aferrarislaw.com to request either checklist. Keep safe, and get that emergency plan in place today!

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