We’ve had drought, wildfires, a spring blizzard and flooding in Kansas this year and it’s only August. If your home or office was affected by a disaster, would you have an accurate record of what you lost? Would you easily know who to report it to and how to reach them?
Prepare Kansas begins September 1. The annual online challenge will run through September to coincide with National Preparedness Month, coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Prepare Kansas is an online challenge for all Kansans and others available through the K-State Research and Extension Facebook page and the #prepareKansas blog.
This year, Prepare Kansas will help you take steps to be more financially prepared to weather any challenges, plus it’s a good way to stay organized.
- Week 1: You don’t know where to get back to if you don’t know where you started, right? This week’s challenge takes you step-by-step through preparing a household inventory.
- Week 2: Things change. Circumstances change. Know the right questions to ask as you review homeowner’s or renter’s insurance, plus auto insurance coverage.
- Week 3: If you had a few precious minutes to leave your home or office, what would you take? Learn the basics about what to include in a grab-and-go kit to help get you back on firm financial footing more quickly.
- Week 4: Communication is key. This week’s challenge is to develop and practice a family communication plan.
By: Nora Rhoades