Be Storm Ready
Build A Kit
A storm kit set aside can be very handy to have. Often electrical outages aren't that long but severe storms it can be days without electric. Storms have the potential for extended disturbances to your normal life so by having a kit you can at least have necessary items available. Many of us generally have non-perishables liked canned vegetables and dry foods like cereal in our pantries but there are some other items wise to keep in a handy location.
- Several gallons of water
- If don't normally store non perishables a few would be a good idea
- A first aid kit
- Battery powered radio
- Most of us have a cell phone but a battery backup charger would be good. Check or use now and then to make sure it is charged when needed
- A list of safe locations to go in certain situations such as a tornado shelter or a flood shelter depending on your area
- Emergency contacts
Inform the family of the location of your emergency kit and periodically check it and make sure everything is ok. We hope we never need to use our kits but someday may come and it is important that everything is there and working when we do need it.