Are You Prepared for Any Situation?

Are You Prepared for Any Situation?

September is National Preparedness Month! 

Disasters happen in the blink of an eye, and we want you to be prepared. Hot, cold, rain or shine, being prepared and organized can be the difference between survival and struggle. 

Below are some standard preparedness kits and survival tips that every home and car should have ready to go! 

Basic Preparedness Kit for your Home


  • Food 

  • Battery-Powered Radio

  • Flashlight

  • First Aid Kit

  • Whistle

  • Manual Can Opener

  • Manual Wine Opener

  • Duct Tape

  • Plastic Bags and Ties

  • Extra Batteries 

Car Preparedness Kit


  • Snacks

  • Windshield Scraper

  • Flashlight

  • Extra Batteries

  • Blankets

  • Sunscreen 

  • Hand-warmers

  • Extra Chargers

Hurricane Prep Tips

  • Make a family plan.

  • Make sure your fire extinguisher is up-to-date.

  • Secure personal documents in case of an evacuation.

  • Ensure plenty of energy sources, such as a generator, extra batteries, and flashlights.

  • Be sure you have plenty of any necessary medication. 

  • Make sure you have plenty of jugged water and canned foods. 

Hydration Tips

  • Keep a water bottle handy (flavor with lemons!).

  • Drink warm water and honey while waking up in the morning. 

  • Install and use humidifiers in each bedroom.

  • Incorporate water-heavy fruits and veggies into your winter diet (such as apples, grapes, and celery). 

  • Avoid heavily caffeinated drinks that quickly dehydrate you. 

Cold Weather Tips

  • Insulate any waterlines located in crawlspaces or along exterior walls.

  • Insulate Attics.

  • Caulk and weather strip doors and windows.

  • Have your chimney or flue inspected each year.

  • Update and install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

  • Ensure proper venting for fuel burning equipment.

  • Have your furnace and vent systems inspected each year.

Ask yourself, Are You Ready?

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