Home emergencies can strike at any time. They often occur during the worst time and can literally cost you thousands to repair. From faulty pipes to sewage backup, no house is safe from the inevitable. However, you can stay prepared by utilizing these tips.
If a natural disaster were to occur, then it’s imperative that you have an emergency kit on hand that’s filled with a variety of supplies.
Food and water are an important duo and should be the first thing that you pack into your emergency kit. Typically, you should have one gallon per person, per day, in your kit. There should also be enough non-perishable food to feed your family for at least a week.
Other essential items include: a hand-crank or battery-powered radio, flashlights, first aid kit, can opener, cell phone and charger, medication, baby items, and matches.
Creating a Plan
If you’re a large family, there’s nothing worse than being unprepared when a disaster strikes. This could cause serious injuries or even worse, fatalities. Create a central meeting point for everyone and ensure that everyone knows exactly where to go. It also helps to designate a certain member of the family that will function as the central contact person. This individual will make the decisions on where to meet at and ultimately be responsible for guiding the entire family to safety.
No matter the severity of the disaster, it’s important that you stay prepared in order to maximize the safety of your entire family. It’s always better to stay prepared then be unorganized and potentially risk serious injury.