Having a storm plan in place is an important safety precaution. Create a written disaster plan and review it with your family. In addition, prepare an emergency kit containing items such as a flashlight, first aid kit, bottled water, and cash. One of the best kits to buy is the 72 Hour Bug Out Survival Bag. In advance of a severe storm approaching, fill up your bathtub with clean water, shutter glass windows, and fill up your car’s gas tank. When returning home after a storm, use caution. Check for gas leaks or electric damage, and don’t drink the water until notified that it is safe. Take photographs of the damage for insurance purposes.
- Storms don’t always provide sufficient warning. It’s wise for families to have a kit handy.
- This emergency storm kit should have included in it, lots of batteries, a flashlight and radio operable by said batteries.
- Other necessities to include are a list of emergency contacts, non-perishable food items, bottled water, can opener and first aid items.
“Taking proactive steps to protect your family and property from severe storms before they hit can save lives and minimize damage to your home or business.”