Tips to Prepare for a Natural Disaster

We’ve all heard about recent natural disasters. From wild fires to hurricanes to tornados, there are many ways your property can be naturally damaged. While many times these disasters happen with little to no notice, you can have a plan in place ahead of time. Being located in central Missouri, we are more likely to have a natural disaster in the form of a tornado. It’s best to have all of your important documents squared away before the threat of a natural disaster strikes.


Have an Emergency Plan for your Family

Make sure everyone in your family knows the plan in case of an emergency. Establish a few meeting places that you can all gather, should something happen. Also, let a family member or close friend out of the area know about your plan, and try to establish a communication method if you are impacted by a natural disaster. Texting can sometimes be easier than making a phone call if your area has been impacted.

Have an Emergency Kit Handy

It’s best to have a tub, filled with emergency supplies, at the ready. Keep these contents in a known area of your home so anyone can grab it in a hurry. This container should have food and water, flashlights, and a first aid kit. Also, consider adding a blanket and sturdy shoes for all family members. This can come in handy if you need to make your way through rough terrain after a disaster strikes.

Ensure Your Legal Documents are Up to Date

It’s always important to keep your legal documents organized and up-to-date, and you will be glad you did if you ever go through a natural disaster. Ensure these documents are in a safe place where they stand a chance to be protected during a disaster.

How O’Donnell Law Firm Can Help

Whatever your circumstances, it is always a good time to visit with an estate planning attorney.  We know that cookie-cutter estate planning forms, such as wills and durable powers of attorney, are available to you with the click of a button, at a cost that is next to nothing.  But our lives are not stamped out by a cookie-cutter and everyone’s family, circumstances and wishes are different and deserve to be recognized as such.  At O’Donnell Law Center, we deliver estate planning documents that incorporate your personal circumstances. 

The present time is always a good time to start preparing for the future.  Contact our Lake of the Ozarks law firm to learn how we can help.  We know that estate planning can be uncomfortable, but we work hard to make it an easy task to accomplish.



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