Treasurer Curtis Loftis on being Financially Prepared for Disaster

Friday, March 17, 2017

A disaster can strike at any time and being prepared for it is important. But, you need to remember that storing water and supplies is only half of what you need to do.

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Being financially ready for a disaster can make the process and recovery a lot easier. According to an article from Ready.gov, starting early and having insurance, a plan to pay your bills and access to your important record and accounts will help you get back on your feet faster and avoid problems with your credit when you need it most.

"Financial preparedness needs to be a top priority when you're making your emergency plans," said Treasurer Curtis Loftis. "It should be discussed at the same time as emergency plans are made, and your important documents need to be a part of your emergency bags."

The article also suggests using the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit to help you prepare before disasters happen. It will help you identify important documents, medical records, and household contracts.

"It's so important to have financial plans in case of an emergency," added Treasurer Loftis. "It's beneficial to everyone in your family, and means you have one less thing to worry about."

To see more about being financially prepared, read the full article here: Financial Preparedness

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