HOW TO BE PREPARED FOR WEATHER OR NATURAL EMERGENCIES
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Last year, during hurricane season, Becky and I had to call the next-door neighbors of our beach house, in Hilton Head Island, multiple times. Living close to the coast meant there were several occasions when hurricanes were headed right for the island.
As soon as we would receive an alert that there was bad weather coming, we would call our neighbors.
We typically couldn’t make the four-hour drive to secure everything, so we were grateful to have someone close by. Thankfully, we had become friends with our neighbors and they were always willing to help.
It seems to be happening more & more. Weather-based and other natural disasters are increasing in frequency – and severity. The result is more and more people are impacted and even displaced by extreme weather and natural disasters.
It’s essential to be prepared. Here are things that need to be done to prepare for weather or natural emergencies:
1. MAKE A PLAN WITH YOUR FAMILY:
When you have a plan, everyone knows exactly what to do. Plan the details of what you are going to do when the storm hits.
- Where will you go in your house (a windowless room, a closet under the stairs, etc…)
- Who do you need to call? (Have a list ready in your emergency spot in the house)
- If you need to leave the house, do you have an exit/escape plan?
- If you leave the house, where is your meeting place outside of the home?
2. HAVE A TWO WEEK SUPPLY OF FOOD, WATER, AND ESSENTIALS:
Along with 72-hour emergency kits, FEMA recommends that families be prepared with a 2-week supply of food, water, and other essentials. Be Prepared Emergency Essentials ranks as a national category in providing the highest possible quality preparedness products.
While other emergency food options fall far short of nationally recommended caloric content, Emergency Essentials created its own certification: the Quality Survival Standards™ (QSS™). All Be Prepared QSS-certified meals are guaranteed to contain a minimum of 1,800 calories and 40 grams of protein (per person, per day), and often provide far more. That’s why the 2-Week Be Prepared Survival in a Pail kit from Emergency Essentials is the country’s go-to 2-week survival kit.
It delivers the basics families need for 14 days, such as:
- Delicious & nutritious chef-crafted meals for breakfast with a shelf life for up to 25 years
- Chef-crafted meals for lunch with a shelf life for up to 25 years
- Nutritious meals for dinner with a shelf life for up to 25 years
- All of the required cooking gear to cook the meals:
- 80-gallon heavy-duty survival grade water filter for food rehydration and drinking
- Life-saving supplies for warmth
- Supplies for weather protection.
3. SECURE ITEMS THAT MAY BLOW AWAY
When I said that we had to call our neighbors in Hilton Head often, it was because we needed them to secure items outside, such as:
- Porch Swings
- Outdoor lawn furniture
- Outdoor decorations
- Garbage Cans
- Outdoor table umbrellas
- Outdoor table & chairs
We usually know when the storm is going to hit, giving us a few hours to prepare. If we didn’t have time, we would have asked them only to focus on the most important things (the things that could harm someone if they blew away & hit someone or something, like an outdoor umbrella).
Every family needs to be prepared for the inevitable unforeseen circumstance, especially when it comes to stocking up on emergency essentials. Although no one can prevent or avoid unexpected events, everyone should prepare for them.
Catastrophes can strike at any time – and Be Prepared Emergency Essentials is there to meet the critical needs resulting from the unexpected. Emergency Essentials has established itself as a national leader in emergency preparedness for good reason.
Families across the country have come to depend on Be Prepared Emergency Essentials and the company’s popular 2-Week Survival in a Pail kit for the highest quality, stored-to-last emergency foods – healthy entrees that are easily prepared in only a matter of minutes and packaged in durable containers to withstand a major event.
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