You may refer to your home as a ‘disaster’ when it becomes messy or disorganized, however when a real disaster strikes, you will be impacted in a much more devastating way. We hear daily
WHAT DO WE NEED?
Popular thinking is that we should all have disaster preparedness kits that will last up to 72 hours before help arrives. However, past experience shows one should have enough water, food
You may have a kit already, but are you prepared in other ways?
1. Important documents should be stored on a cloud or on a thumb drive.
2. Food and water should be readily available (enough for 3 days to a couple of weeks)and changed when stale dated. Enter a reminder to check dates into your smart phone or calendar.
3. Don’t forget your pets. Collapsible crates for cats and dogs will provide comfort and prevent them from fleeing in fear.
4. A First Aid Kit is a must.
5. A Battery-powered or hand cranked radio that will allow you to keep informed as to what is happening. Some come with cell phone charger.
6. A battery-powered or hand cranked flashlight.
7. A whistle to signal for help
8. Copy of your emergency plan, important documents and cash in small bills.
9. An OK or HELP sign to put in your window will allow emergency response personnel to get to you quickly.