With our summer storms winding up and hurricanes brewing in the oceans, it is time to get prepared in case you suffer some disaster or damage. We have seen many lightning strikes starting house fires and blowing holes in roofs. Make sure that you have copies of your insuarance documents at some location other than your home. Scan them onto a flash drive or take them to a local copy center who can do that for you. This is an easy way to save them. Take pictures of the inside of your house to document your possessions. Including your clothes!! You don’t realize how much it would cost to replace all your clothes. We think our electronics but clothes can be worth more than your big screen TV. If you do suffer damages, take pictures of the damage and then make every effort to make temporary repairs. Your insurance company requires you to “mitigate” your losses, so get the tarp on the roof and stop the leaks. If anyone is injured, make sure you get immediate medical care as infections can be a big problem with open cuts and scrapes. Remember to get your hurricane kit together, cash, tarp, food and bottled water for three days. You will need one gallon of water per person per day for drinking. If you are not sure about your tap water, boil it before using it to cook or drink. Be prepared, if you don’t use your kit, you can celebrate in December!