Create a home inventory to be prepared for wildfire evacuations

Oregon

A wildfire destroyed the town of Malden, Washington, September 7, 2020 (Credit: Evan Ellis/Pullman Radio)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — With wildfire season here in full blast, there are some things you can do to prepare, especially if you might face an evacuation.

Officials from the Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services recommend two easy tasks to help save time, money and stress:

Create a home inventory – Take photos or video of each room in your home. Pay close attention to what’s on walls, in closets and drawers, and storage spaces.

Check your insurance coverage – Make sure you have the right coverage for fire damage. For example, you need comprehensive coverage on your auto policy to cover damage caused by fire.

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September is also National Preparedness Month, a campaign geared at helping homeowners get ready to disasters. You can find more resources here.

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