Be Prepared for Summer Storms

June 18, 2020

A severe storm can leave you without basic services like water, gas or power for a few hours, or even a few days.

Make sure you have a family emergency kit for such situations. The kit should be stocked with enough food, water and supplies to get everyone through at least three days. Items to include:

  • ​Water (one gallon per person per day to cover drinking and sanitation)
  • Food (at least a three-day supply per person)
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
  • Flashlight
  • First-aid kit

​Create a family emergency plan

Staying connected is of the utmost importance during an emergency. Choose a nearby place where your family members should meet if they are separated when an emergency strikes and your home is unsafe. It could be a landmark or even a parent’s workplace. Designate an out-of-town family member or friend to be your check-in person. Make sure every member of your family knows that person’s contact number and has a way to reach him or her.