Wednesday, October 16, 2013

How to prepare financially for an earthquake!

Yikes! On October 15, 2013, a huge earthquake rocked Bohol with a magnitude of 7.2. In connection, Cebu was hit with a 7.0 magnitude quake! What a ride!

Buildings destroyed and some lives taken.... It was truly a tragic and fearful day but we kept our faith up. We know that this too shall pass! Praise be to God!

Just to show you some of the damages that we got, here are some pics from

 Photo by: Robert Michael Poole
 Photo by: Robert Michael Poole
 Photo by: Robert Michael Poole
 Photo by: Jose Farrugia
Photo by: Cebu Provincial Government FB page

So how to prepare financially? Here are 2 steps:

1. Always have an emergency fund! You can never go wrong if you have an emergency fund, do not put all your emergency fund in the bank or in the bonds, always have some cash with you at home.

2. Prepare your health care card. A quake as strong as this may cause some injuries, if so, get to the nearest hospital and have your health card with you! With a health card, you need not worry about hospital bills.

2 simple steps yet should be very effective. I pray for a quick recovery to Cebu and Bohol.

God bless you, God bless Cebu and God bless Bohol!