In the following days and weeks after an earthquake, everything is chaotic. After the urgent matters are taken care of and everyone is safe, it’s time to start the process of recovery. Ensure you have the right financial assistance you need by securing your assets with a Ventura Earthquake Insurance policy. In addition, it’s imperative that you heed the following tips to get back to normal after an earthquake.
According to Earthquake Country Alliance, use the information you put together in your disaster plan and the supplies you organized in your disaster kits. Until you are sure there are no gas leaks, do not re-enter your home. Also, do not use open flames (lighters, matches, candles, or grills) or operate any electrical or mechanical device that can create a spark (light switches, generators, motor vehicles, etc.). Examine your property or any gas leaks, cracks, chemical spills, etc. Contact your insurance agent immediately to get the claims process started as soon as possible. Be sure to take photos of any damage you find to document and file with your claims officer.
Listen to the radio for information on where to seek emergency housing, first aid, and further financial assistance. Contact your family and loved ones if you were separated from them and update them on the status of your health and your home.
Next, use of refrigerated and frozen meals if the power is off. Further, try drinking water out of water bottles or from melted ice cubes if your water is off or is still considered unsafe. Remember to never drink water from pools or spas or from contaminated sources. Lastly, watch out for shattered glass, uneven floors or major cracks in the road that could lead to more safety hazards.
At Scott Litman Insurance Agency, our comprehensive policies are custom written with you in mind to protect each facet of your operation and we provide optimal protection for the common hazards that California faces. Remember, this coverage is not included in standard property insurance! Further, if you already carry it, call us for a free consultation to ensure your coverage limits are adequate. For more information about our products, we invite you to contact us today at (855) 999-4505, or fill out our online form.