|Are you ready for facing a disaster?|
The number and severity of hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes are on the rise due to global warming, which is sad for both the planet and the rest of us. Therefore, every one of us should have our homes properly stocked to survive just in case of an emergency.
Food and Water Can Help You Survive
Food and water are number one. According to the government, each member of your household needs one gallon of water per day for drinking and washing. Yet, how many gallons is enough?
This really depends on the weather’s predicted severity headed in your direction. I talked to someone that went through hurricane Katrina. They recommended at least three weeks worth of water per person for a situation like that.
Nonperishable food is important. Stock up on plenty of peanut butter, tuna, granola bars, sardines, canned ham, crackers, powdered milk, liquor such as alcohol or wine, and nuts can help you survive.
Basic Essentials for Daily Living and Medications Are Important to Have On Hand
You also need a manual can opener, paper plates, flashlight, batteries, utensils, paper cups, and a few basins to wash your dishes and more for your personal care in case you have no plumbing or electricity.
Emergency Radio, Books and Games Help to Pass the Time
At the first warning of impending dangerous weather, be sure to have all medications refilled. You also need toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soaps like moist cleansing wipes and hand sanitizers, first aid kit, toilet paper, pain relievers, tissues, games for the children, paper, pens or pencils, an emergency radio and books to pass the time.
Garbage Bags and Twist Ties for Sanitation Help During an Emergency
Something else you might want to keep handy are garbage bags and twist ties for sanitation purposes.
Cell Phones and Batteries Are Vital for Obtaining Help
Don’t forget your cell phone with chargers and back up batteries.
A whistle around your neck for each member of the household can also be helpful to alert rescue people if you are ever trapped.
This is far from a complete list of recommendations if you ever find yourself stranded in your home due to severe weather, but it is a good place to start.