|Tornado behind our house last year.|
This year was especially nerve wreaking because I now have a little one that depends on me to keep him safe.
Do you have a storm kit ready? I didn't. I do now. That way if we aren't at home and our nanny needs it- she knows exactly where it is and can keep little man and herself safe.
1. Water (1 gallon per person for 3-7 days)
2. Non Perishable foods--peanut butter, canned food/fruits, juices, crackers, cereal, etc...
Check out this website for guidance on what to store.
4. Cooking utensils/fuel/etc...
8. Medical Supplies--Advil, Aleve, Tylenol, Band-aids, allergy medicines, vitamins, peroxide, alcohol, first aid kit, prescription drugs, super glue (glue cuts/gashes closed)
12. Radio-- battery operated and extra batteries.
14. Important documents - drivers licenses, medical records, social security cares, bank account numbers, important phone numbers, marriage license, birth certificates of children, etc...
16. Toys, Books, and Games to occupy kids times or to alleviate stress
Things to do before an emergency.
1. Make sure vehicle is fully gassed.
2. Keep garage door open (in case power outage)
3. Figure out Safe hiding place.
4. Have kit prepared.
5. Create a plan of action.
6. Charge cell phone batteries.
7. Eat good meal.
8. Call relatives and make sure that they know your plans.
So that's it! Once every few months, check your stock of items. Make sure food is not expired, that batteries are fresh, and everything is easy to get to quickly.
Do you have any other tips or suggestions for the emergency survival kits?