Emergencies happen to all of us, in all areas of life. But you can and will make it through, especially if you follow this one simple rule: Donâ€™t panic.
Easier said than done. We know. That’s why Angie's List Newsroom editors created this handy online guide, designed to give you quick access to help you navigate through many common emergencies.
Bookmark this page, so you can access it quickly when when an emergency arises. If we're missing something, let us know in the comments below.
Ahhh, home. It’s where you eat, sleep, play and relax. It’s your sanctuary away from the craziness of the world. Wait a second ... what’s that sound? Ugh, what’s that smell?!? Unfortunately, your castle can succumb to an invasion of incredible circumstances that require immediate attention. Here’s what to do when disaster comes knocking.
• My kitchen's on fire• The tornado warning sirens just went off• That hailstorm really hit the roof hard• What's that shaking? An earthquake!• My basement flooded• A pipe burst• I smell natural gas• My power went out• A power line fell in my yard!• A tree fell• My roof is leaking• My window's broken• I backed my car into the garage door• Stinging insects have invaded my home• There's a bat in the house!
You work hard to earn the things you buy. More than mere assets on a bank ledger, your possessions and your income add to your quality of life. So what happens when they’re suddenly gone or destroyed? Don’t feel helpless or violated, take action to recover and rebound.
It’s your baby: that sleek chariot sitting in your garage. You can pamper it with a nice wash, wax and detail. You can drive defensively, check your mirrors and fight temptation to check that text. Still, when you drive to work, school, errands or a night out, accidents will happen. Here’s how to handle that auto mishap, whenever or however it strikes:
You know to dial 911 for a heart attack or a stroke. Yet there’s a host of non-life-threatening situations that may not send you to an emergency room, but do require immediate attention. Take care of your body and your wallet with this advice.
We love our pets, but they’re just as susceptible to accidents and health scares as we are. It gets complicated when Fido and Fluffy can’t communicate their misery as well as we can. Here’s a look at a few common pet emergencies, and what to do when you encounter them.
Help in a Hurry
Download and print out our handy sheet, look up and fill in those emergency and essential phone numbers and post it in a prominent place.