There are a number of devastating events that, should they occur, would create serious problems for your family. These events can include floods, tornados, or other natural disasters. It is never too late to get prepared, and the first step is to build a disaster kit for you and your family.
We also recommend that everyone review their personal insurance program, specifically your homeowner’s insurance, to make sure that you have the right coverage in the event of a disaster.
A basic emergency kit should include the following:
Three day supply of food and water
Sanitation and personal hygiene items
Solar power source for smart phone
Dust masks for every family member
First aid kit
Other items to consider
Create a personal backpack for each family member
Have a pre-determined meeting place if separated from family
Think about what your pet needs may be
Would you need to build a shelter? Having plastic sheeting might help
Basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephones may be cut off for days, a week, or longer. Your supply kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages.