Severe weather can happen any time of the year, no matter where you live, so you need to be prepared! Whether it is a hurricane, tornado, blizzard, fire or flooding, having supplies on hand could save your life. Power outages, loss of water supply, road blockages can all cut you off from the every day supplies we rely on. Here is a list of important things for you to store away for when disaster strike.
Essential Item you will need in an emergency.
Water is of course at the top of our list. Having a large storage tank of water with a manual pump is great, but you should keep a supply of portable jugs on hand in case you need to evacuate. 5 gal per is a good starting point, more if you have the room to store it.
Battery operated flash lights and lanterns are important, but only last so long, So be sure to stock extra batteries. Having emergency candles on hand, which are made to burn slower, and some water proof matches will prove to be helpful.
3. First Aid Kit
No emergency supply kit can be without a first aid kit, getting medical attention quickly during a disaster won’t be easy.
Storing food for an emergency is important, as food supply in stores deplete quickly during emergencies. Storing can goods and non-perishable food are you best options. Be sure to rotate these supplies with fresh ones every few months. Add some plastic plates and utensils for better eating conditions.
While you can’t usually store medication for an extended period of time, it is a good idea to place a large note of reminder in with you supplies so you remember to grab them if you need to leave.
Having a battery operated or hand crank radio to keep you informed of the conditions around you is very helpful. It will let you know when the situation is past or if you need to evacuate and the best route to take.
7. Tool Box
Having a small easy to store and carry tool box or pouch, containing screw drivers, knives, saw and pliers, will be very handy in any disaster.
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