Do You Have a Power Outage Kit at Home?
The American Red Cross suggests that every household have an emergency preparedness kit for your home and for your car. Unfortunately, only a little more than a half of the homes in the U.S. have an emergency kit.
Your power outage kit can start with a duffle bag or a backpack. Depending on the situation, the kit can be a 3-day supply for an evacuation or a 2-week supply for home. The kit should include:
- at least a gallon of water per person/per day
- canned food
- a can opener
- a first aid kit
- personal hygiene items
- a multi-purpose tool
- copies of personal documents such as proof of address, deed/lease, passports, birth certificates, and insurance policies.
- A printed list of emergency phone numbers and of family and friends.
We will continually bring you more tips and information on how to best be prepared in case of disaster. SERVPRO of Elizabeth City/Outer Banks is always ready and always here to help if you experience a water damage in your home or business.