As Wildfires Heat Up in the West, Only 1 in 4 Americans Have a Disaster Plan

Allstate provides 4 essential wildfire preparedness tips you can use now

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Allstate provides 4 essential wildfire preparedness tips you can use now

Northbrook, Ill. (July 2, 2020) – Wildfire season is off to a destructive start, leaving communities still struggling with COVID-19 to defend against two threats. Nearly 70% of Americans say they are concerned about weather-related disasters, but less than half have a disaster plan, and 44% say they’re not sure how to prepare for wildfires.1

“Planning for a natural disaster may not be top of mind given the pandemic, but there are simple precautions people can take while social distancing to minimize losses and give them peace of mind,” said spokesperson, April Eaton.

To help protect people from wildfire danger, Allstate is sharing simple preparation tips you can put in place immediately.

Allstate Wildfire Disaster Planning Tips:

  1. Take a Home Inventory: Make a detailed list of your assets in case you need to file an insurance claim. Using a mobile app can be an easy and effective way to keep the list and take photos. Allstate offers its Digital Locker for customers to take a home inventory and securely store their information.
  • Build a Disaster Kit: It should contain basic supplies to last a few days without water or electricity. Essentials include water bottles, first-aid kits, flashlights, emergency blankets, hand sanitizer, and rain ponchos.


[1]This poll was conducted July 9-11, 2019, on behalf of Allstate by Morning Consult among a national sample of 2,200 adults. The interviews were conducted online, and the data were weighted to approximate a target sample of adults based on age, education, gender, race and region. Results from the full survey have a margin of error of +/- 2.