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Preparing for Storms

5/8/2022 (Permalink)

The weather is warming up again. The cold frigid air will soon be a thing of the past until fall. For now we all can enjoy the delightful sun and warm spring breeze that greets us. However, as the saying goes “April showers bring May flowers”, homeowners will have to worry about how these spring storms affect their homes. Ensure that your family and your home is prepared for these sudden destructive storms by following these tips by the CDC.

  • A battery-operated flashlight, a battery-operated, and extra batteries for both
  • An emergency evacuation or shelter plan, including a map of your home and, for every type of severe weather emergency, routes to safety from each room
  • A list of important personal information, including:
    • telephone numbers of neighbors, family, and friends
    • insurance and property information
    • telephone numbers of utility companies
    • medical information
  • According to the American Red Cross a first aid kit external icon may include:
    • non-latex gloves
    • assortment of adhesive bandages
    • antibiotic ointment
    • sterile gauze pads in assorted sizes
    • absorbent compress dressings
    • Tweezers
    • Scissors
    • adhesive cloth tape
    • aspirin packets (81 mg each)
    • first aid instruction booklet (NOTE: Customize your first aid kit to meet your individual and family needs.)
  • A 3–5 day supply of bottled water and nonperishable food
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • An emergency kit in your car

Ensure you have all of these supplies and you and your family will be ready for any storm.

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