Have This On Hand For Emergencies

Have this on hand for emergencies, and the power outages of winter storms won’t stop daily life for your family. Consider converting a closet or basement space into a space for emergency essentials — even better if the closet is under your stairs and can double as a place to sit out the worst storms. By creating a home emergency resource center you’ll feel better prepared.

Include these 7 essentials:

  1. Light Sources. Choose a hand-crank flashlight, a battery-operated ones, and a few solid long-burning candles as well as matches in case the electricity goes off and leaves you in the dark.
  2. Phone numbers. Keep the numbers of your utilities to report outages and monitor progress on restoration.
  3. Warmth. Hand warmer packs, extra sweaters and blankets, beanies and gloves can help if the heat goes out.
  4. Water. Stock a supply of bottled water in case your pipes freeze and you are unable to get water in your home.
  5. Food. Stock non-perishable and easy-to-eat packaged. Dried fruit and nuts, tuna in pouches, crackers, granola bars, peanut butter, beef jerky. Don’t forget plastic utensils, napkins and paper plates if needed.
  6. First-aid Kit. Treat minor injuries easily with a simple first aid kit of bandages, antibiotic ointment, gauze, adhesive tape, tweezers, scissors and the like.
  7. Battery pack phone recharger. Make sure to keep at least one phone on by having a couple battery packs fully charged during the winter.

If you're thinking about buying or selling a home, don't hesitate to contact Realtor Kelly Pearson at kellypearsonrealtygroup.com for professional guidance.

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram