The old saying holds true – it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Hurricane season is here, and that means it’s time to think about building your Hurricane Emergency Kit.
You won’t have time during an emergency to ensure you have everything you will need. In the event of a severe storm, you may need to stay put without any outside help for days after the emergency – so being prepared is your best bet. That is why every home should be ready with a designated Hurricane Emergency Kit. It should contain everything you may need to survive during the aftermath.
But the question is, what will you need? Here is what we suggest you stock your kit with:
- Food (canned and sealed)
- Prescription Medications
- Sleeping bag or blankets
- Matches in a waterproof container
- First Aid Supplies
- Masks (for any dust or debris)
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Fire extinguisher
- Sanitizing products
Other Suggested Items:
- Pet food
- Baby formula and bottles
- Extra clothes for each person in the household
- Games, puzzles, radio
- Important documents
The items inside your emergency kit are of no use to you if they are destroyed, so make sure they are stored in a proper container. Also, make sure you update the kit as needed and be sure everyone knows where the kit is being stored. It is also smart to have a similar kit in other places like your work office and even your car.
24 Restore is the preferred restoration services partner of commercial & residential property owners across New England. Whether you’re dealing with an emergency situation, or just simply need help implementing a sound Disaster Response Plan, we’re available to help. Contact 24 anytime, day or night for assistance.