Disaster Kit will Come in Handy in Case of Emergency
Unfortunately, you can never predict when a disaster like a home fire might happen to your family, especially given the number of things that can cause these catastrophes, from electrical problems and appliance malfunctions to lightning and gas leaks. This doesn’t mean that your household should be unprepared, and one of the best ways to be ready if something happens is to have assembled an emergency disaster kit.
This kit should have a number of items that will prove useful if you or a family member sustain minor injuries, or if you are unable to enter your home for a period of time due to safety concerns. It’s good to keep this in a place where it can be grabbed if you’re on the way out of the house, or possibly somewhere outside the home that would be easily accessible.
The following is a short list of items that should be in this kit, based on recommendations by the Federal Emergency Management Association and the Red Cross.
- A first aid kit, with bandages, band-aids and cut ointment.
- Battery-powered radio.
- Flashlights and batteries.
- Mobile phone and solar charger.
- Water and food: If the disaster has affected an entire area, and not just your house, food and water supplies could be affected. Try to store at least 1 gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation, as well as a 3-day supply of food. For canned foods, make sure you keep a can opener.
Every Atlanta resident should be prepared for disasters, and part of that preparation involves consulting with an Atlanta alarm company to find out more information about residential alarm systems. Call us at (770) 645-0061 to learn more.