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Create a survival kit that will sustain you if disaster strikes

In creating a survival kit, think about what you would need if you were stranded away from home for three to seven days. Prepare your kit well in advance so that if you have to evacuate quickly you are able to take your essentials with you.

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It should include at a minimum:

  • Canned food and other nonperishable food, along with a non-electric can opener
  • Enough water for a gallon of water per person, per day
  • Toiletries and personal items
  • Flashlights and plenty of batteries
  • A portable radio and/or television 
  • Prescription medications
  • Extra clothing and blankets
  • A first-aid kit
  • Emergency cash and credit cards
  • A copy of your Travelers insurance policy
  • A copy of an inventory of your home's contents
  • Other personal documents

Store data electronically:  Important personal documents can help you reestablish your life after a disaster. Consider storing digital copies of the following on a password-protected flash drive:

  • Wills, trusts, deeds and birth certificates 
  • Account numbers 
  • Personal and family records, copies of licenses including medical records 
  • Legal and financial documents 
  • Inventory of your home's contents 
  • Photographs of your home and your belongings

It is also a good idea to include the purchase of a Life Insurance Policy as part of your disaster plan. We are happy to help you with any questions that you have regarding your Auto, Home or Business Insurance requirements. 

Contact us at Cowart Insurance for a free review of your insurance. We can be reached at 770-339-0447 or

We are located in the metro Atlanta area in Lawrenceville Georgia. We serve the entire state of Georgia. We are conveniently located near the Mall of Georgia in the Buford, Duluth, Suwanee, Braselton, Lawrenceville, Grayson and Loganville area. 

Source: Travelers Insurance


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