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A disaster can hit and catch you and your family off guard at any time. So, it’s essential that you plan for any possible issue that might come your way to protect yourself and your family. Unfortunately, statistics have shown that only 39% of households have a plan in place and discuss it with their families.
Benefits Creating an Emergency Plan
There is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to emergency plans. Instead, these plans should be created considering your needs within your home and the possible scenarios that may arise. A plan can be anything from what to do in an emergency or where to find emergency restoration contractors to help with restoration support. So, if you’re looking for a way to protect your family, here are a few tips to make your emergency plan during an emergency.
Have a Plan For Where To Go
Having a plan for a specific location in your emergency plan is important for several reasons. First, it provides you with peace of mind, gives you time to act accordingly during an emergency, and allows you to make the best use of the resources at hand.
Have a list of safe and comfortable locations in case of an emergency. This includes what resources are available, what skills you have there, and how much time is needed before getting out of the building or space. You will also need to decide how many people will be staying at this location.
Have Food and Water
If there is an emergency with no power or running water, you will need to prepare food and water. Keep in mind that the water needs to be kept clean, so it is also important to have a way to purify the water beforehand. You can buy or plan a survival kit that includes items that will help you stay alive for a long time. Some items in your survival kit should include water, food, weapons, and first aid materials like bandages and painkillers.
Pack Extra Clothes
Clothing is usually one of the things that people forget when setting up their emergency plans, but it is always necessary. That being said, even if you don’t pack extra clothes as part of your emergency plan, it doesn’t mean you might not need them in the future!
The first and foremost reason to pack an emergency kit is that it can be your lifesaver in a natural disaster or other emergencies. Another reason is to be prepared for power outages. Even if you’re an urbanite, there’s a high probability that you might get stuck in the middle of nowhere without electricity for days or weeks at a time.
Pack your electronics – this means your camera, laptop, and phone – if you need to survive without them for a longer time.
Don’t Forget First Aid
The first aid kit is an essential part of your emergency plan because it gives you some options on how to treat an injury or illness if you are unable to find what you need in your home.
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