Friday, October 2, 2015

Suggestions for Storm Preparation

Some suggestions for You to do:
(Courtesy of + other sites)

Put together a disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate

Secure loose rain gutters and downspouts and clear any clogged areas or debris to prevent water damage to your property.

Remember to keep generators and other alternate power/heat sources outside, at least 20 feet away from windows and doors and protected from moisture; and NEVER try to power the house wiring by plugging a generator into a wall outlet.

Charge your cell phone now so you will have a full battery in case you lose power.

Bring loose, lightweight objects inside that could become projectiles in high winds (e.g., patio furniture, garbage cans); anchor objects that would be unsafe to bring inside (e.g., propane tanks); 

Keep your car gas tank full; stock your vehicle with emergency supplies and a change of clothes. Have in your home:

Flashlight with plenty of extra batteries
  • Battery-powered radio with extra batteries
  • Prescription medications (at least a 2 weeks supply) in their original bottle, plus copies of the prescriptions.
  • Water (at least one gallon per person per day is recommended; more is better)
  • Foods that do not require refrigeration or cooking
  • Items that infants and elderly household members may require
  • Medical equipment and devices, such as dentures, crutches, prostheses, etc.
  • Checkbook, cash in large and small bills and credit cards
  • Charge your laptop computer batteries
  • Toilet Paper

** If you have an elderly neighbor, please check on them.

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