We’ve all heard “Disasters don’t plan ahead. You Can” and with the recent hurricanes hitting the United States, now, more than ever is a time to make sure you and your family are prepared for a natural disaster. Everyone should take action this month to prepare for when a disaster strikes.

There are four recommended steps to being prepared: 1) making a plan, 2) create an emergency kit, 3) be aware, and 4) get involved. When making a plan, you need to discuss how you will receive emergency alerts and warnings, where your shelter will be, what your evacuation route is, and how your family will communicate. Keep in mind if your family has any medical needs, dietary requirements, or disabilities. After creating your household plan, you should practice what to do in case of an emergency. This can help younger members during an actual disaster.

There should be an emergency and first aid kit at a convenient location that has easy access for everyone in the family. Each kit should have water (one gallon per person, per day for at least three days), food (at least a three-day supply), hand crank radio, flashlight, first aid kit, extra batteries, whistle, dust mask, towelettes, garbage bags, pliers, manual can opener, cellphone with charger or back-up batteries.

When an emergency occurs, being aware of what’s going on can help maintain the chaos. It’s good to make sure everyone in your household knows what to do and where to be or meet, in case there is no way to communicate. Getting involved outside of just your household is a great way to get other organizations involved and ready for an emergency. According to ready.gov, 40% of businesses never recover after a disaster. Don’t be one of those businesses and get prepared!

Check out our Facebook page to see how you can win a first aid kit.

Attorney Timothy Manchin established the Manchin Injury Law Group in 2011 after his law partner of more than 25 years became a West Virginia circuit court judge. His focus is on helping individual clients and entire families victimized by negligent acts.

  • Taylor Downs was easy to talk to (I do not speak the legal language well!) and was very upfront and honest about the entire process of my case. He kept me updated as the case progressed, and answered my relentless questions. The end result was a favorable settlement that I’m not sure could have been any better with anyone else. In short, go see Taylor if you have a case. Don’t be intimidated to go seek his help, he won’t blow your brains out with “legal speak”.


  • Being referred to Taylor was the best thing I could have asked for. Taylor and staff are very easy to talk to. I would highly recommend them to anyone.


  • If I ever have to go through it again I would definetly call Taylor right away. The group was so helpful through my situation and handled everything that needed to be done. They made a stressful situation a stress free situation. With Taylor you dont have to worry about one thing. Definietly would recomend to anyone.

    - TAYLOR G.

  • Efficient, knowledgeable, and friendly.


  • Taylor and Tim helped make a difficult moment in life, a little more bearable. Easy to communicate with and informative. I will absolutely recommend them to everyone.


  • Manchin Injury Law Group, Took care of me when I got into a car accident while I was pregnant. Very scary moment for a first time mom but thankfully Manchin Injury Law Group had my back and treated me great. They made me feel as if I was part of their family. My son is now 7 Months Old and very happy and healthy. I’m very thankful for them for helping me through everything and getting me what we deserved. I 100% would recommend them to anyone. If I ever have an accident again they will be my number 1 phone call!


  • The support given helped me to feel like I was included in my personal injury case every step of the way. I was informed about the entire process throughout. It was amazing how quick the turn around time was and I would definitely recommend Attorney Timothy J. Manchin to anyone!


  • Taylor and Kelly worked hard on my case so I didn’t have to. Thanks guys!


  • Excellent experience dealing with Manchin Injury Law. They were very responsive, professional and easy to talk to. I did my homework before I hired a lawyer after my accident and I am so glad I found Manchin Injury Law Group. If you are injured, give them a call!


  • Taylor and Tim helped make a difficult moment in life, a little more bearable. Easy to communicate with and informative. I will absolutely recommend them to everyone.


  • Kelly and Taylor did all the hard work so that I didn’t have to. They both cared about my circumstance and got me a nice settlement. Taylor knows what he is doing and I felt comfortable with my case in his hands.


  • Great lawyers. They helped me with a West Virginia case.


  • Such a great experience with Taylor and this firm. Thankful for their diligence and their work on our case. Thank you to all!


  • Had a easy and smooth experience with a great attorney so when you go there make sure you ask for Taylor.


  • My experience at the Manchin Injury Law Group was extremely positive, and I would recommend them to anyone who needs a compassionate and experienced lawyer on their side.


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