Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

Storm season is almost upon us. It’s time to get prepped to avoid a financial disaster.

After a record-breaking storm season last year, this year is shaping up to highly active as well. The Weather Channel predicts there will be 18 total named tropical storms in the Atlantic this year; at least three will be Category 3 or higher storms. The National Interagency Fire Center also predicts an above-average wildland fire potential outlook in 2021.

Whether you deal with hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes or floods, storm seasons will start soon throughout the U.S. Are you prepared for a natural disaster? Consolidated Credit is here to help with a free webinar: The Weather and Your Wallet. It will teach you everything you need to know to make sure your finances are prepared to weather this year’s storms.

3 steps for weathering any storm

In this free webinar, our financial coaches will teach you the three key steps to ensure your wallet is ready for a natural disaster—documentation, organization, evacuation. This infographic offers a quick preview of what you’ll learn.

This Consolidated Credit infographic helps you prepare for natural disasters

The Weather and Your Wallet Planning for a Natural Disaster Wherever you live, nature can cost you. In 2020, there were… 57,000 wildfires 6 major hurricanes 1,200 tornados 2 earthquakes Only 1 in 4 Americans have a disaster plan 3 Easy Steps for Natural Disaster Planning (That are Also Cheap) 1. Documentation Gather insurance policies and personal documents like birth certificates and passports Take photos of your jewelry and furnishings 2. Organization Store documents digitally But also print and keep them in a waterproof container in case you can’t get online later 3. Evacuation Plan an evacuation route in case you need to leave Prepare a financial emergency kit with the cash you’d need

And as storm season progresses, remember that Consolidated Credit is here to help! We can help you connect with resources after a storm and take the proper steps to protect your finances in the aftermath.

Written by :
April Lewis-Parks [email protected] Director of Education and Corporate Communications

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