As we enter the height of Summer, humidity is dropping and temperatures are rising, creating the perfect conditions for dangerous wildfires in California.
This is a good time to think about how prepared you are, or aren’t, if a wildfire should strike your community.
Consider your home and property – what is the fire load and do you have defensible space that will allow firefighters to save your home? Find information about this here: Preparing your home/property for wildfire. Mercury Insurance offers this article on the topic Firescaping: Fire Resistant Landscaping and also 10 Ways to Prepare Your Home and Family for Wildfires
And more info can be found at ReadyForWildfire.org
Are you and your family ready for an evacuation? Think it through with the help of resources you can find here.
Is your GO BAG current?
For those who already have your Go Bags set (in case of ANY emergency situation), have you changed out the clothing in those bags recently? Do you have Winter clothes in those bags right now? Do your kids still fit in the clothes you’ve packed for them or have they possibly outgrown them? Does the emergency supply of pet food need to be refreshed? Take time to open up your Go Bags and see what might need to be updated or swapped out.
Don’t have your GO BAG packed yet? Find a list of items to pack and other great tips at the links below
Do you have a plan for your animals? Use this to help you work it out Pets and Animals at Ready.gov
Have questions about your insurance coverage in case of wildfire? Call our Personal Lines specialists to get answers or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org