2014 South Napa Earthquake

seismographThe recent earthquake in South Napa is a stark reminder of the importance of earthquake readiness. Earthquakes may only last 10-20 seconds, but can cause millions, if not billions, of dollars in damage.

As time passes, we all become complacent with being prepared for the next earthquake.

Tegner-Miller has put together some helpful ideas so you can be prepared for the next “big one”

• Stock up on at least a one week supply of water, food, and prescription medicine for your family. (Don’t forget to include items for your pets)
• Assemble a disaster kit that has, at a minimum, a flashlight, batteries, first aid kit, blankets, and cash. (ATMs might be affected)
• Create an emergency plan for your family to ensure communication after a disaster. This should include an out of state contact in case local phone service is interrupted.
• Make sure you installed an earthquake gas shut-off valve for your home which everyone in your household knows how to use (and operate).
• Review your earthquake insurance coverage now. Most insurance policies have completely changed from what was available 20 years ago. Do you have adequate coverage?

Now is a good time to review earthquake insurance with Tegner-Miller Insurance Brokers.

Your home is one of your largest assets. Make sure you have the right coverage before the next earthquake strikes. Please call us at 310-828-9662 and we will be happy to assist you.

The information provided in our blogs are very brief overviews that do not provide complete descriptions of any coverage described nor do they list all of the important factors one should evaluate before deciding on a policy. Please speak to your broker at TMIB about your specific insurance needs and for more detailed information about types of coverage.