Tips To Prepare For El Nino

Get your house ready for any issues this El Nino with these tips.

A monster El Nino expected to hit Southern California this fall and winter, your home may be at risk of being damaged by a flood. The heavy rains can easily lead to the drought-stricken landscape to flood, which can mean bad news. Keep these home preparation tips in mind to ensure that you are ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store this season.

  • Create an emergency plan with all of your family members so that you know what to do in case of a flood or power outage that is caused by El Nino. Your emergency plan should include an escape plan out of every room in your house.
  • Pick at least two meeting spots for your family if you are separated during an evacuation. One evacuation location should be in town and the other should be in a different town in case your entire area has to evacuate.
  • Make sure all of your family members have memorized a couple emergency contact numbers in case they do not have access to a phone book or their cell phone during an emergency.
  • Pack an emergency kit that is easily accessible that you can grab in case you have to evacuation your house. Your emergency kit should include water, non-perishable food items, clothing, blankets, a first aid kit, and important documents, such as insurance policies and birth certificates.

Most importantly, take a look at your insurance policies to make sure that you have the right amount of coverage. Keep in mind that your homeowners insurance will not provide any coverage for damage done during a flood, only a specific flood insurance policy will. Contact the insurance professionals at Brown & Brown Insurance in Anaheim, California for all of your insurance coverage needs to keep you protected this season.