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Emergency Kit Tips

2/28/2024 (Permalink)

Emergency Survival Kit Example of an Emergency Survival Kit

Thunderstorm Safety

Knowing the risk factors associated with thunderstorms is crucial for everyone's safety. SERVPRO understands that these storms can strike at any time of the year and at any hour. Subscribing to your community's warning system, such as the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio, ensures you receive timely emergency alerts to prepare adequately. Early notice is paramount in allowing individuals to take necessary precautions and seek shelter before the storm's arrival, significantly reducing the risk of harm or damage.

Protect Your Home

To fortify your home against the potential damage caused by thunderstorms, take proactive measures. Given that nearly 48% of Atlanta is enveloped by tree canopy, it's imperative to assess the trees surrounding your home and business and address any issues before the next significant storm strikes. This includes assessing and trimming trees that could pose a threat of falling onto your property during strong winds. Additionally, investing in surge protectors, lightning rods, or a comprehensive lightning protection system can safeguard your home, appliances, and electronic devices from the destructive power of lightning strikes.

Emergency Plan

Developing a comprehensive emergency plan is essential for protecting yourself and your loved ones during thunderstorms. This plan should outline what actions to take, where to seek shelter, and what supplies are necessary to mitigate the storm's impact. Identify sturdy buildings nearby your residence, workplace, school, and recreational areas to ensure quick access to safe shelters when thunderstorms strike. In addition to creating a thorough emergency plan, it's crucial to educate children and the elderly about the procedures and safety measures to follow during thunderstorms. Encourage open discussions about the risks associated with severe weather and teach them how to recognize warning signs. Practice evacuation drills and ensure they understand the importance of seeking shelter in sturdy buildings during storms for their safety and well-being.

The Importance of an Emergency Kit

Building an emergency kit for your home or office is a prudent step to take, especially in scenarios where you might be stuck in the building for several days without access to electricity or water. Having such a kit readily available can provide peace of mind and essential resources during unexpected emergencies. A well-equipped emergency kit not only ensures immediate needs are met but also helps keep your family safe and secure until emergency services can arrive to provide further assistance and support.

Building Your Emergency Kit

Certainly, ensuring your emergency kits contain an adequate supply of water and non-perishable foods is essential. It's important to remember that each individual in your group will require approximately 1 gallon per person per day to meet hydration and sanitation needs. However, aside from these essentials, there are several other items that may prove invaluable in the aftermath of a storm.

Emergency Kit Supplies

  • Garbage Bags
  • Sanitizing Wipes
  • Can Opener
  • A Pair of Pliers
  • First Aid Kit
  • Cell Phone
  • Cell Phone Chargers
  • Flash Light
  • Battery Powered or Hand Crank Radio
  • Batteries-Always a must in an EK for flashlight and other electronics
  • Whistle-Jack and Rose used one…
  • Prescription meds
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Any food or care for your babies or pets
  • Some Cash
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Last but not Least-something to do: Games, puzzles, kid’s activities

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