Preparing your home and family for an emergency

Emergencies can happen with little or no warning. Having a plan in place to keep your home and your family safe makes the actual event less stressful. Having the right home insurance and knowing you will be covered, makes it easier to just do what you need to do. At Willyard Agency in Highland Village, TX, helping people is what our agency is all about. We are here to offer our experience to make sure you have the coverage that you need to be protected. 

Every family needs to have an emergency plan. You should write it down and stick it on the refrigerator. More than that, you need to do rehearsals. An emergency can be everything from a tornado to a house fire. Every member of the family needs to know where they are supposed to go. Have a meeting point where you gather. Have a packed bag that can just be grabbed and off you go. Make sure everyone understands the entire plan. It can save all of your lives. 

Have all your important papers together in a fire and waterproof box or bag. You need your insurance policy to be there as well. Make sure there are plenty of flashlights in the house as well as batteries to keep things going. Having a generator and fuel will guarantee you won’t be sitting in the dark surrounded by spoiled food. 

Have an escape route mapped out so there is no question about which direction you are heading. Have a back-up plan just in case the emergency is coming from that direction. 

Twice a year, replace the batteries in your smoke detectors. Many people choose the fall and spring when we turn the clocks forward and back. It is easy to remember. 

Contact Willyard Agency in Highland Village, TX for any of your home insurance needs. 

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