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by Being Prepared | May 26, 2012
Have you got a practical and to-the-point laundry list of suggestions and available resources I could use to prepare for any disaster, man-made or otherwise?
Dear Being Prepared,
I can do better than that! Besides our discussion on the subject, I can point you to this Red Cross disaster preparedness checklist that will spell out all the essentials for you.
The Red Cross site mentioned above, titled Disasters and Financial Planning: A Guide for Preparedness, is offered as a very worthwhile public service of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), AICPA Foundation, the American Red Cross, and the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®). It's also available in hard copy.
You'll find the site is divided into six categories.
The introduction to the site lets you know that it's not intended to be all inclusive and also that you may not have use for all the things they suggest. It's not intended as a one-size-fits-all solution and you may have to add things that are unique to your situation. Look at this site as a menu from which to choose those points that will help you minimize potential losses and safeguard the things and people you value.