Tips for preparing your home for an emergency

Emergencies happen no matter where you live. Even a great place like Arkport, NY is not free from the threat of emergencies.  Being prepared helps make even the worst emergency more palatable. As a homeowner, there are some simple tips and strategies you can employ to make sure that no matter what the emergency, you and your family will be okay. At Genesee Valley Agency in Arkport, NY we believe the way our customers are treated is a reflection of our entire agency, and we make sure to treat them all as valued friends. 

Secure important papers

There are many types of emergencies. Making sure your important papers are all secured means no matter what happens when the emergency is over you will have the things you need like your insurance policies, passports, birth certificates, driver’s licenses, etc.  


Many types of emergencies result in loss of services. That means you may not have running water. Fill your bathtub with water and as many jugs as you can. Having three or four days’ worth of drinking water is imperative. 


Having a large supply of batteries to keep things running helps keep you from sitting in the dark. You need battery-operated lighting and a battery-operated radio. 

Portable charger

Having a portable charger can keep your electronics operational. Things like a Halo can provide power for phones, tablets etc. 

A generator and fuel

If you can afford it, a generator that is attached to your home and will automatically turn on when the power turns off is a good option. If not, a portable generator and fuel mean you can run heat, A/C, and your refrigerator or freezer. 

Emergencies are never fun but being able to get through them is important. If you have home insurance needs, call Genesee Valley Agency in Arkport, NY.