12/30/2015 20:52:55I thought this was pretty cool. Please share with your readers...
and sorry about your windows :(
12/30/2015 23:19:33A couple of quick items I have picked up in the past few days:
1. If you have completely lost your house, take the time now to turn off all utilities. It will save you money! We found out today that for the water service shutoff we have to go to the water department in person and show them ID. We also are getting a refund check from our security company for the prepaid months that will now not have to be monitored.
2. Grab a PO Box now, before they are all gone!
3. Start your personal property inventory now. We have to list out every individual item, the year we bought it and how much we paid for it so that a depreciation value can be established. If you shop online a lot, your entire shopping history can be accessed with each site. This is incredibly valuable! Our insurance adjuster told us to write down every single item, from the bedroom set pieces down to the salt and pepper shaker. You will have an established limit of personal property dollars set in your policy and it doesn't make sense to not take full advantage of it. Don't leave tens of thousands of dollars on the table because the inventory is too hard to do. We started by drawing out each room on a piece of paper and listing every item we can think of that was in the room. Start this now, while the house layout if fresh in your head! Good luck everyone, this is a marathon, not a sprint!
Sent by Debby Bobbit, City Councilperson
For Immediate Release
Dec. 30, 2015
Disaster Center Opens for Storm Victims, Volunteers
The Cities of Garland and Rowlett, in partnership with Dallas County, have opened a Joint Disaster Management Resource Center, located at the Granger Recreation Center, 1310 W. Avenue F, in Garland.
The Center provides a convenient central location giving volunteers, residents impacted by the tornado, and local agencies, a place to connect.
The center will serve three functions:
Volunteer Reception Center (VRC): Volunteers register and be referred to local agencies to assist with relief efforts. At the VRC, volunteers will:
- Complete a registration form and sign a general release of liability statement.
- Be given a referral to an organization needing their services. This referral includes a description of duties along with the contact information to the agency they have been referred to.
- Receive a ID designating them as a registered volunteer.
- Participate in a safety briefing.
- Agree in writing to follow all safety instructions and directions from supervisors at their work sites.
Donations Management - Service organizations, with an established donations plan in place, will receive and distribute appropriate donations to disaster victims.
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