The New Year always brings out the ambition in all of us, especially when it comes to planning and resolving to do things we’ve been meaning to accomplish. At Paul Davis, we suggest making 2015 the year to take action to help keep you and your family prepared for emergencies.
With power outages or other services cut off, having an Emergency Ready Kit already prepared is invaluable. Here is what FEMA recommends including in a basic kit:
- Water, one gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation
- At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert, and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First Aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Infant formula and diapers, if you have an infant
- Moist towelettes, trash bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Dust mask or cotton t-shirt, to help filter the air
- Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities such as gas or water
- Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
- Copies of current medical prescriptions
Here at Paul Davis, we encourage everyone to make this a must-do in 2015 for your safety and peace of mind. Should your property be damaged by storms, water, or fire, just Call Paul – we’re here to help and are committed to serving our community.