Are you prepared?

Are you prepared?

by happy October 29, 2012

Mother Nature was seriously angry this weekend.

 

With a 7.7 magnitude earthquake that hit the west coast of Haida Gwaii and Hurricane Sandy underway in New York, you never know what she’s got up her sleeve.

 

 

She’s an unpredictable lady, but are you prepared if she strikes close to home? It’s random events like these that remind us why it’s important to have an emergency kit stored in an easily accessible location.

Here are the basics to ensure you and your family are prepared for the worst:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • 3-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Blankets
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • A can opener for food
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

Also remember to include other important items like baby formula, diapers, special medications or other needs that are apart of your daily lifestyle.

For more information on creating a kit, read these tips.

Stay dry out there!

 

Photo credits: Global TV; New York Times

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