Introducing “Know Your Plan” – Disaster Prep App for iPhone

Disasters can happen anywhere – just ask the folks in Springfield who experienced the full wrath of last summer’s tornado or the Vermont communities who were flooded last year in the aftermath of a hurricane that was supposed to pass the state by. While we sometimes have warning about pending problems, catastrophic weather and disastrous natural events often take us by surprise.
Today, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has introduced a new mobile disaster preparedness app – Know Your Plan – which features property protection guidance. It includes a variety of “resources and checklists that consumers can use to to help minimize property damage due to severe weather events and other disasters. Users also can build customized checklists, and can share their checklists with family and friends via email.” Users can also access local emergency information through a built-in Google Crisis Response feed.
The iPhone app was developed with the Insurance Information Institute, and can be accessed at the iPhone store under Know Your Plan, or by searching “Insurance Information Institute” in the App store from any iPhone.
Your disaster prep should also include a home inventory. We recommend two tools for that. See Know Your Stuff from the Insurance Information Institute or myHOME from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

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