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
    https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/prepareyourhealth/PersonalNeeds.htm

    • 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
    https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/prepareyourhealth/Prescriptions.htm

    • 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
    https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/prepareyourhealth/PowerSources.htm

    • 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.
    https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/prepareyourhealth/PracticalSkills.htm

    • Try to learn a little gardening, home building skills, can food, fix cars, weapons handling and so forth as well.

About @SylviaHubbard1

AUTHOR, MOTHER, SPEAKER, JOURNALIST, CONSULTANT & MORE! Divorced Mother of three, Detroiter, Sylvia Hubbard, is not only an award winning best selling author of over 28 books, but also founder of one of Michigan's largest interactive literary community, The Motown Writers Network/The Michigan Literary Network.

Posted on February 28, 2020, in Detroit Homesteading Prep, Information, Resource, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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