Time to Promote Emergency Financial Preparedness

Insure Against Earthquakes: What's Your recovery plan? Knowing how you'll rebuild your life and home after an earthquake brings peace of mind. Illustration of a person securing and overhead light fixture and of a person seated in front of a laptop computer. Speech bubbles: Know your earthquake risk and possible impacts. Identify and fix home hazards to lesson damage. Make an emergency financial first-aid kit.

For many people, now is the time for spring cleaning. For most of us, spring is also the time for preparing taxes. Take advantage of the season to encourage people in your network to create or update their emergency financial preparedness kit: It’s an easy project now because they’ll already have their financial documents gathered together.

Get FEMA’s Emergency Financial First Aid Kit workbook, instructions, and checklists.

Visit Insure Against Earthquakes: My Safety Net page for more info, and check out the outreach toolkit for more resources.

Suggest also that people create a home inventory while spring cleaning. Free online tools include:

New: Earthquake Preparedness Fact Sheet Now in Spanish


Check out this new Spanish-language fact sheet published by FEMA to help raise awareness about the need to prepare financially for earthquakes: LOS TERREMOTOS PUEDEN VACIAR SU CUENTA BANCARIA

The Earthquakes Can Drain Your Bank Account fact sheet (English) was developed by the FEMA Region 9 earthquake insurance team and translated into Spanish courtesy of FEMA Region 10. You’ll find both versions in the Featured Outreach Products section of the Insure Against Earthquakes hub, along with many other free resources that you can use in your next public outreach and education event or social media campaign.