Natural disasters can strike with little or no warning. Would you be ready if you were required to evacuate your home or if you were trapped in your home? Here’s some helpful emergency kit items so you are prepared.
Keep the following items in a emergency backpack so you can grab it and go:
§ Gallon of water per family member and nonperishable foods
§ Can opener, plastic cups and eating utensils
§ Flashlight and extra batteries.
§ Battery-operated radio
§ Change of clothing for each family member
§ Contact information for your family and a relative or friend out of state
§ First aid kit
§ Personal identification cards for each family member
§ Personal hygiene items and hand sanitizer
§ Medications that are need regularly
This kit is filled with important items necessary when you cannot leave your home for several days due to an emergency:
§ Three gallons of water per family member
§ Canned food for at least three days and can opener
§ Pet foods and supplies for three days
§ Toilet paper
§ Extra personal hygiene items
§ Non-scented bleach
§ Books, games and other forms of entertainment
§ Paper and pencils
§ Battery-operated radio and television
§ First aid kit
Taking time to periodically review your homeowners insurance is also important. Knowing your policy limits, deductible and who to contact in the event of a claim can help during this time of uncertainty. Being prepared eliminates some of the panic that accompanies an emergency. By having these kits in place, you and your family can focus on remaining safe during a disaster and keeping each other calm.