Hurricane season is waning, but winter is around the corner. Are you prepared to deal with the aftermath of a catastrophic storm? What if you needed to evacuate because of a chemical spill from a truck rollover on a nearby road? How well would you handle a disaster? Rather than recreate what already exists on many websites and in guides, I will highlight a few resources that do provide valuable information to make sure you are prepared.
Preparedness falls into 6 categories: water, food, first aid supplies, clothing and bedding, tools and emergency supplies, and special items for medical conditions.
Here are resources to help you prepare:
A blog that lists 55 emergency preparedness items (to get you thinking).
FEMA has an emergency supply checklist.
The Red Cross website suggests items you need in a survival kit. Scroll down pass the ‘Take Quiz’ section to see them.
The Denver Red Cross website features a great emergency preparedness checklist.
The CDC checklist is also very valuable.
If you have pets, you need to plan for them as well:
As Stephen King says, “there is no harm in hoping for the best as long as you’re prepared for the worst.”