Home Emergency Kits

No one can predict an emergency and they can be very frightening for people when they experience them.  However, it is possible to be prepared for an emergency in your home if one happens.

The following is a list of some things that need to be on hand and in a secure location in case of any emergencies.

1.)    You should always have a first aid kit easily accessible.  This can be used for any emergency when an individual may be injured.
2.)    Be certain that you have blankets and plenty of them in case the power goes out and you are dealing with poor weather.
3.)    Keep extra clothes handy and keep them in a waterproof container so that they do not get wet. Extra socks are also good to keep in hand.
4.)    Keep a flashlight and extra batteries handy so that you will always have light. You may want to also keep candles and lighters in a specific location so you can find them as well.
5.)    Have a battery operated radio so that you will be able to listen to emergency broadcasts that may be available.
6.)    Fresh water and non perishable food items, along with a can opener, are also good to have.

7.  If you have pets, make sure you have extra pet food and water available for them as well. Keep a leash with the backup food in case you need to leave the house.

8. Back up toiletries are also good to have in cause the disaster last more than a day. You can keep in a large zip lock bag: your tooth brush, tooth paste, soap, shampoo/conditioner, woman hygiene projects, and contact solution if you were contacts.

When you have all of these things available you will be ready for just about anything that may come your way.You should also know what to do if you have a gas leak in your home, how to shut off electrical power and what to do if you have power failure or electrical sparks in your home.