Retirees, Be Prepared for a Natural Disaster

Compile an emergency kit, seek help from friends and family, and know evacuation routes away from danger.

(Image credit: © The American National Red Cross 2018)

With severe flooding across the U.S. this year and hurricane season now under way, it’s critical to have a plan at the ready if disaster strikes in your area. No one is invincible when it comes to natural disasters, but older adults can be particularly vulnerable.

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Emma Patch
Staff Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Emma Patch joined Kiplinger in 2020. She previously interned for Kiplinger's Retirement Report and before that, for a boutique investment firm in New York City. She served as editor-at-large and features editor for Middlebury College's student newspaper, The Campus. She specializes in travel, student debt and a number of other personal finance topics. Born in London, Emma grew up in Connecticut and now lives in Washington, D.C.