Are you ready for the worst? This time last year, we saw a number of earthquakes in our area, wildfires across the country and hurricanes. It might be best to prepared for whatever comes our way.
According to reports sixty percent of Americans haven’t practiced what to do in case of an emergency disaster.
“Unfortunately, the time to find out how important they is when you’re traveling somewhere or your face with some type of disaster,” Tom Lenderink, Director of Emergency Management. “Whether it be personal or city wide or county wide.”
You should always be prepared for whatever could happen.
“Have that stuff ready to go before hand,” Lenderink said. “Have a kit at home for in your car ready to travel at any time.”
But what exactly should you have in that kit? The two obvious things come to mind. Food and water. Keep enough to last you 72 hours and at least a gallon of water per person.
But according to ready.gov some other things you want to keep on hand is stuff like flashlights, battery operated radio’s batteries and…
“Of course one of our big things is of course a first aid kit,” Davin Napier, Partner & Manager, Idaho Mountain Trading. “We can certainly hurt in any kind of environment.”
As well you want to keep plenty of blankets and clothes on hand, in case of whatever the situation is.
You also need to make sure you have enough adequate medication on-hand, if you are on prescription medication.
If you find yourself with no power during a emergency, limit how much you open the refrigerator door. You want to keep the stuff that needs to stay cold, for as long as possible.
Is all of this affordable?
“Its pretty affordable when it comes down to it and especially when were talking about a level of survival,” said Napier
So as soon as you can head down to your local emergency preparedness store and get the essentials.
Before it’s too late.
“You don’t want to find out the hard way by not being prepared if you ever find yourself in that situation,” said Lenderink.