Preparing for Emergencies at home #MotownMom #Urban
I can say first hand I know how it feels to have emergencies. When I was a single parent, I constantly stay on alert.
I can say always have a plan for everything. Fire, Crime, Shortages (especially when you’re broke but even pandemics come to mind), we went through a power outage when the east coat went out, Car stolen and more!
Per the CDC you should have and I’ve put my thoughts in
- Paperwork – Collect and protect important documents and medical records https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/prepareyourhealth/Paperwork.htm
- Keep all this in a bag. When I had my fire, the fact that I could just grab a bag with all our important papers was a life saver. I didn’t have to think. I just knew grab the big black bag in an area I could easily get to.
- Personal Needs – Gather food, water, & medical supplies to last at least 72 hours
- For personal needs you need to make sure you have enough in your house for a month for each member
- One case (24 bottles) of water per person in the house and also put an extra at the bottom of a deep freezer or if you don’t have one a regular freezer.
- Check out our grocery list site to make sure your pantry is well stocked
- Prescriptions – Prepare your prescription medications for an emergency
- Stock your prescriptions for at least three months if you can. I get migraines and I make sure I have at least two to three months of Excedrin with Caffeine on hand.
- Power sources – Prepare for power outages with backup power sources
- Also think of power sources for CPap and any kind of breathing or other medical machines
- Gas or Propane should be stored safely and ALWAYS keep you vehicle over a half tank of gas
- Buy rechargeable power supplies and extra cords on hand.
- Practical Skills – Learn Life Saving skills, such as CPR, to use until help arrives.
- Try to learn a little gardening, home building skills, can food, fix cars, weapons handling and so forth as well.