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
- 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.