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    1. 1. FACING DISASTER Are You Ready? Family Management Software
    2. 2. DIASTER CAN STRIKE QUICKLY AND WITHOUT WARNING © J P Gisclair - Image from BigStockPhoto.com © Studio Ten - Image from BigStockPhoto.com © trishcreations - Image from BigStockPhoto.com © gwillydeluxe - Image from BigStockPhoto.com
    3. 3. Disasters Most Likely to Occur <ul><li>Hurricanes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ominous forecast for the next 10 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tornadoes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>800 to 1,000 reported in an average year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>House fires </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One reported every 80 seconds (2005) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Floods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the most common hazards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Loss of a loved one </li></ul><ul><li>Acts of terrorism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s only a matter of time </li></ul></ul>Photo by Palmer W. Cook
    4. 4. Hurricanes <ul><li>9.7 million people in AL, LA, and MS experienced hurricane force winds from Katrina. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>130,000 homes destroyed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>90,000 sq. miles declared a disaster area. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On average each year, 11 tropical storms develop in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea or Gulf of Mexico. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 of which become hurricanes, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In a typical 3-year span, the U. S. coastline is struck on average five times by hurricanes. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 of which are designated as major hurricanes. </li></ul></ul>© Alberto Brandi - Fotolia.com Source: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
    5. 5. Tornadoes <ul><li>Nature’s most violent storm. </li></ul><ul><li>Winds can exceed 300 mph. </li></ul><ul><li>Damage path can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long. </li></ul><ul><li>Average forward speed is 30 mph. </li></ul><ul><li>Most likely to occur between 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Every state is at some risk from this hazard. </li></ul><ul><li>Strikes quickly and with little or no warning. </li></ul>© Jason Branz - Fotolia.com
    6. 6. Tornados <ul><li>Average No. of Tornadoes, 2004–2006 </li></ul>Source: Storm Prediction Center at the National Weather Service 31 114 58 171 Dec. Nov. Oct. Sept. 127 111 234 257 Aug. July June May 167 87 10 28 Apr. Mar. Feb. Jan.
    7. 7. Floods <ul><li># 1 natural disaster in the U.S. in the 20 th century. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in terms of number of lives lost and property damage. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Homeowners insurance rarely covers flood damage. </li></ul><ul><li>More than half of the U.S. population lives in coastal counties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>areas that encompass oceans and coasts, bays, estuaries and the Great Lakes. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your home has a 26% chance of being damaged by a flood </li></ul><ul><ul><li>during the course of a 30-year mortgage. </li></ul></ul>Sources: Floodsmart.gov. Official site of the National Flood Insurance Program; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and National Weather Service © J P Gisclair - Image from BigStockPhoto.com
    8. 8. Time is Critical <ul><li>Raging flood water can rise as much as 16 feet in a 5 hour timeframe. </li></ul>FLOOD WARNING LEVEL Photo by: DAVID SAVILLE/FEMA News Photo
    9. 9. Fires <ul><li>2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3,245 civilians lost their lives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16,400 civilian injuries. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Killed more Americans than all natural disasters combined. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>81 percent of all civilian fire deaths occurred in residences. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1.6 million fires were reported. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct property loss was estimated at $11.3 billion. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: National Fire Protection Association Fire Loss in the U.S. During 2006 and USFA's Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2006. </li></ul>© Steve Baroch - Fotolia.com
    10. 10. Loss of A Loved One SOURCES: National Center for Health Statistics, CDC; American Cancer Society; National Safety Council; International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent © Greg Ward - Fotolia.com 1-in-5 1-in-7 1-in-23 1-in-36 1-in-100 1-in-121 1-in-246 1-in-325 1-in-1,116 1-in-3,357 <ul><li>Heart Disease </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Stroke </li></ul><ul><li>Accidental Injury </li></ul><ul><li>Vehicle Accident </li></ul><ul><li>Suicide </li></ul><ul><li>Falling Down </li></ul><ul><li>Assault by Firearm </li></ul><ul><li>Fire or Smoke </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Disasters </li></ul>Odds Cause of Death
    11. 11. Acts of Terrorism <ul><li>Explosive Devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>highly portable using vehicles and humans as a means of transport. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>easily detonated from remote locations or by suicide bombers. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Biological Agents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>bacteria, viruses, and toxins. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>food and water contamination </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Chemical Agents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>released by bombs or sprayed from aircraft, boats, and vehicles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>difficult to deliver in lethal concentrations. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Nuclear Blast </li></ul><ul><li>Radiological Dispersion Device </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ dirty nuke” or “dirty bomb”—is considered far more likely than use of a nuclear explosive device. </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Are You Prepared ? <ul><li>Have you discussed with your family the types of disasters that might happen and explained what to do in each case? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Escape routes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where you will meet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What to do with pets. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to shut off utilities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What to take with you. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do you have a communication plan? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How will you communicate? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who will be your family contact? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency telephone numbers?. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do you know your children’s school or day care disaster plan? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have disaster supplies? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a records recovery plan? </li></ul>
    13. 13. Do You Have A Records Recovery Plan? <ul><li>Would you or your survivor’s be able to obtain all the personal information needed to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>File insurance claims </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Life </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Property </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-establish financial status (credit cards) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare tax returns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List all lost property </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Execute the Living Will </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make final arrangements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Probate the will </li></ul></ul>Photo by Andrea Booher/FEMA
    14. 14. Are Your Vital Records Protected? <ul><ul><li>Birth certificates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Security cards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drivers licenses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Military records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wills </li></ul></ul>© Asento Photography - Image from BigStockPhoto.com
    15. 15. Are Your Vital Records Protected? <ul><ul><li>Mortgage records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insurance policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal property inventory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real estate records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home improvement records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investment records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motor vehicle records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Church records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cemetery records </li></ul></ul>© Paul Maguire - Fotolia.com
    16. 16. This Family Lost Everything A home destroyed by a F5 tornado in Greensburg, KS. on 5-12-07. FEMA Photo by Michael Raphael
    17. 17. Obtain Protection for Less Than $30 <ul><li>Family Management Software allows you to: </li></ul><ul><li>Organize your vital information and store it on your computer hard drive. </li></ul><ul><li>Password protect your information while granting access to your family members. </li></ul><ul><li>Duplicate your information to a CD for backup and off site storage. </li></ul>© Duey - Fotolia.com © Philip Wilkerson - Image from BigStockPhoto.com
    18. 18. Easily Organize Vital Information <ul><li>Just fill in the </li></ul><ul><li>blank fields for each individual capturing their </li></ul><ul><li>vital family facts. </li></ul><ul><li>Essential </li></ul><ul><li>information is in one place if required by your spouse or children </li></ul>
    19. 19. Protect Your Financial Information <ul><li>With this </li></ul><ul><li>Information your financial institutions can quickly be identified and </li></ul><ul><li>action taken where required. </li></ul>
    20. 20. Protect Against Credit Card Loss <ul><li>Quickly contact your credit card </li></ul><ul><li>company and </li></ul><ul><li>order new cards. </li></ul><ul><li>Easily report lost or stolen credit cards. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Build Your Medical History <ul><li>If injured your </li></ul><ul><li>Medical history </li></ul><ul><li>is immediately </li></ul><ul><li>available for </li></ul><ul><li>physicians </li></ul><ul><li>A complete medical history can prevent wrong treatment. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a shot record for each family member. </li></ul><ul><li>Track your medical bills. </li></ul>
    22. 22. Recover Lost Property <ul><li>Claims are </li></ul><ul><li>made easier </li></ul><ul><li>when you have </li></ul><ul><li>recorded you </li></ul><ul><li>Property. </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>validate your </li></ul><ul><li>prized and most </li></ul><ul><li>valuable </li></ul><ul><li>possessions. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Provide Guidance to Survivors <ul><li>A survivor’s </li></ul><ul><li>checklist is </li></ul><ul><li>critical in time </li></ul><ul><li>of loss. </li></ul><ul><li>It provides </li></ul><ul><li>emotional security </li></ul><ul><li>and guidance for </li></ul><ul><li>your family. </li></ul><ul><li>It makes your </li></ul><ul><li>final wishes </li></ul><ul><li>known. </li></ul><ul><li>It provides comfort to your survivor as they implement your final wishes. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Print Detailed Reports <ul><li>Reports are </li></ul><ul><li>available at the </li></ul><ul><li>click of a button </li></ul><ul><li>for storage in your safe deposit box or </li></ul><ul><li>with a relative. </li></ul><ul><li>Reports are </li></ul><ul><li>available for all </li></ul><ul><li>key information </li></ul><ul><li>areas. </li></ul>
    25. 25. Don’t Wait for Disaster <ul><li>Cost - $29.95 </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase and download at http://www.vitalfamilyinfo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase CD at web site or purchase CD today. </li></ul><ul><li>Order Family Management Software today! </li></ul>Photo by Cheryl Empey
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