So Where DO You Start When Everything Has Been Lost?
The Survival Mom
nightmare tornadoes have destroyed homes, businesses, and lives
across central and southern America. Piles of debris are all that
remain of homes and lifetimes of memories. In the initial hours
and days following such a disaster, what do you do? Where do you
start when everything has been lost?
In a crisis,
its easy to lose perspective and fear causes us to, quite
literally, not think clearly. A To Do list is needed.
Here are a few tips from my book.
- You need
help! Check to see if a relative or a friend can provide temporary
housing for your family.
This is no time to be proud. You need help, and your true friends
will be more than willing to do anything they can to help.
- If a Red
Cross or FEMA shelter isnt an option, youll have to
stay in a hotel or a tent. If youre a timeshare owner, this
might be a good time to use up some of those banked weeks!
- Access your
important documents in your Grab-n-Go Binder, or the one you have
stored with a trusted friend, and begin to contact your insurance
access any funds you have in your banking account(s). Remember,
in an emergency Cash is King! If the power is out,
chances are that your debit and credit cards will be useless,
and vendors may not be willing to accept checks.
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