Thursday, September 13, 2007

Would You Be Ready?

We're always hearing about flooding in some areas of the country, drought and wildfires in others. In a split second, everything can be gone. I watch this kind of thing on tv, and this year read one of my online friend's personal account, and wonder how in the world those people will ever recover. I wonder what I would do if something like that happened to my house.

After Hurricanes Katrina, Wilma and Rita in 2006, a group of individuals who had been working in the insurance industry noticed that there were significant gaps in the resources available to help people recover from disaster. AxcessPoints was their answer. AxcessPoints is a secure online planning resource that can help families plan ahead and prepare for emergencies. They offer convenient online storage of important personal information, like medical, financial and insurance information. No more worrying about losing all your important papers if your house goes up in flames. Stored information is completely secure (very important) but can be shared with selected people.

I really like the idea of the online storage, and the sharing. If something happened to Jeffrey and me, there is no one who would know where to find all the important papers and be able to take care of everything. I know that's not good, and we really should do something about that. The articles AxcessPoints offers and the many online tools would be a big help in knowing what we really need to do to prepare - for practically anything.

I can try it out FREE for 30 days - read the articles, find out how to put together an emergency kit, and see if it works for me. See if you think it might be something your family can use.