Step 15.
Establish a Solid Emergency Financial Plan

Every household will have a different formula for achieving the proper level of financial preparedness. Keep in mind that during an emergency, you may not have access to your bank. You can prepare by establishing in advance one or two sources of emergency financial assistance. Perhaps it is someone potentially outside the disaster zone with whom you have made a reciprocal agreement. As a part of your Disaster Recovery Plan (Step 13), record the name and contact information under “Emergency Financing.” Don’t ignore, however, the need to have cash available for a few days. (You should have ample coin as well as small denomination bills.)