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September happens to be National Preparedness Month. It’s not something I think about a lot when it comes to being prepared for severe weather, because we’ve been fortunate enough to never have gone through a natural disaster. We’ve been snowed or iced in for a few days, but we’ve never been without power or heat for any length of time.
Every time we hear about a tornado, flood, or hurricane on the news, I tell myself that we HAVE to put together a plan in the event we are ever in one of those situations. So I started a list of things that we need to organize, so that we will be prepared for severe weather should we be faced with no running water, no electricity or evacuation.
1. Have a weather radio and flashlights with plenty of batteries.
Have them in a dry, accessible spot that everyone knows about.
2. Keep enough drinking water and non-perishable food to last for at least 2 weeks.
To go along with that, have a supply of disposable cups, plates, utensils, etc. so water does not need to be wasted washing dishes.
3. Have emergency bags packed and in one spot with essential items for each family member to grab and go in case of evacuation.
Make sure each bag contains one full set of clothing. Mark on a calendar to change the clothes out depending on the season, and/or when children grow.
4. Upload copies of important documents to the Master Lock Vault for accessibility from any computer or with the smartphone app.
Insurance information, drivers licenses, passports, work id badges, medical prescriptions, credit card information to name just a few.
5. Make sure any and all back up battery sources for cell phones are charged and are easily located to keep phones functioning for as long as possible.
I know this is just a basic list and there are more things I could add to it. So tell me: How does your family prepare for severe weather?