It’s a sobering fact of life that many of us will at some time have to deal with a major disaster. A fire, flood, tornado, earthquake, or hurricane can cause serious or even devastating damage.
Having an emergency preparedness kit is the smart thing to do. But what should you pack in your kit? Here are some important tips from some leading emergency management organizations.
There are some basic things that you should have packed and ready in a “Go Bag” in case you need to evacuate your area. When it comes to food and water, packing at least a 3-day supply for each member of the family is recommended. Keep these supplies in something easy to carry such as a backpack (you could pack one for each member of the family) or bucket or plastic tub and keep it someplace everyone can access.
Many stores and online businesses sell pre-packaged emergency and food kits so there are several options available for making sure you and your family are prepared for the worst.
Create and practice an emergency plan so your family will know what to do in a crisis. Here are the three steps it takes to create a plan:
Having an emergency plan in place has been life-saving in some situations! So don’t put it off.
That old boy scout motto is a piece of very good advice! Being prepared for an emergency does take some extra time and planning but the safety of you and your family is worth any effort it takes, isn’t it? Why not set aside time this week to work up a plan with your family and get an emergency “Go Bag” ready. You’ll sleep better at night knowing that whatever may arise, you and your family are prepared to meet it!
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