Building a Storm Survival Kit
Blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes, and many others can leave you in a situation where your family is left without the typical comforts of home. If you are unprepared for such a situation, the problems could become far more problematic than originally thought to be. No home or business design is going to be immune to these problems. So it’s important to be prepared by putting together a survival kit. A well-put-together survival kit can be instrumental in keeping your family safe and comfortable during the worst storms of the year. The American Red Cross has put together a list of the best objects to add into any type of survival kit;
- Water (typically one gallon per person)
- Non-perishable food
- Flashlights with a fresh supply of batteries
- Battery operated radio
- First aid kits and medicine
- Multipurpose tools
- Hard copies of personal documents
- Cell phones and chargers
- Maps of the area
- Emergency blanket
- Extra cash
- Board games and books
From the basic essentials to ways to keep the family calm and entertained, a survival kit can be the help that gets you through a very hard time. You can also consider preparing multiple kits for different situations, such as being in a car or stuck at work. Prepare ahead of time, and keep your family safe during the most dangerous situations.
As always, if disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Springfield and SERVPRO of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties are always here for you. We can be reached 24/7 at 217-528-7775.