SUMMER STORM SEASON:
Following a number of recent flooding incidents across the southern states, all personnel are encouraged to review their renter’s and personal kit insurance to confirm that they have adequate levels of cover. In particular, personnel need to be aware that in addition to their personal effects, they are responsible for all items of Embassy supplied furniture which could, in a worst case scenario, equate to over $20,000.
Whilst insurance cover has not been a problem for these recent cases, given the likely on-set of the tornado and summer storm season, these events do serve as a salient reminder to us all.
If in doubt, personnel should speak with their insurance firm in the first instance but further advice can be sought from the NASG staffs if required.
PREPARE A STORM KIT
Many families put together a ‘grab’ bag of items which can be used in the event of a power outage or, in the worst case, a storm evacuation. Items you should consider putting away might include:
- First aid kit / medication
- Candles and lighter/matches
- Full water containers
- 3 day supply of canned foods, beverages and non electric can opener
- Emergency cooking equipment (small portable bbq) plus fuel
- Flashlights and extra batteries
- Special dietary items
- Baby food and nappies
- Toilet paper and sealed container for sewage
- Important document copies (insurance policies, titles to property, passports, list of important phone numbers)
- Tarp, duct tape, rope
- fire extinguisher
Ready made storm kits are available to buy online or in stores. Stay safe!