Preparing An Emergency Supply Kit

Preparing an Emergency Supply Kit
Posted on: July 31st, 2015

Your Emergency Supply Kit Is Key

When disaster strikes, you feel scared and scattered. Consequently, many people leave their homes or burrow down into them without the items they need. Fortunately, if you prepare an emergency supply kit in advance, you will know exactly what to grab even if your brain is clouded by shock.

To help you and your family best weather any unforeseen disaster, here is a quick guide to preparing your emergency supply kit.

  • Water: Ideally, your disaster supply kit should contain at least one gallon of water per person, per day. This includes some water for sanitation purposes. Make sure your water is stored in containers that could be jostled around without leaking or spilling.
  • Food: Pack your emergency kit with a three-day supply of food for each person in your family. Make sure all of the food is nonperishable. If you choose canned food, include a can opener.
  • Light: Include a flashlight. If you choose a battery operated type, make sure you pack extra batteries. A hand-crank flashlight can be a better option because it will keep functioning for a longer period of time.
  • First Aid Kit: Make sure you have a fully stocked first aid kit approved by the Red Cross or another reputable organization.
  • Radio: A hand-crank radio will help you stay connected and updated, ensuring you are notified of any approaching dangers will give you plenty of time to safely respond.

A disaster will be a lot less stressful if you can know that your home, car, and business are all protected against any havoc it wreaks. To ensure you have the right policies in place to weather any storm—either figurative or literal—contact The DiForte Agency today. Located in Staten Island, we are experts on protecting New York families and businesses. Call us today!

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