It's a new year. It's a fresh start. It's Get Organized Month.
There couldn't be a better time for you to finally put together those emergency kits you've been meaning to get to--and we have just the tips you'll need to get the job done.
Home Emergency Kit
You may want to invest in a backpack for each member of your family, so each person can carry his own supplies. If you have small children at home, be sure not to overload their packs.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends including:
- Water (one gallon per person per day for at least three days)
- Food (three-day supply, minimum, of non-perishable food)
- Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Manual can opener for food
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
Work Emergency Kit
Keep another pack, stocked like your pack at home, in an easily accessible place at work. In addition to the items listed above, include comfortable walking shoes.
Vehicle Emergency Kit
FEMA recommends keeping the following items in your car:
- Jumper cables
- Flashlights and extra batteries
- First aid kit and necessary medications
- Nonperishable food
- Water for each person and pet in your car
- AM/FM radio to listen to traffic reports and emergency messages
- Cat litter or sand for better tire traction
- Ice scraper
- Warm clothes, gloves, hat, sturdy boots, jacket and an extra change of clothes
- Blankets or sleeping bag
Beall Financial and Insurance Services has been working with business-owners for more than 30 years to help them protect their most important assets, and their companies’ future. If you have questions about insurance coverage for your business, contact us.