Preparedness in 2014
If you are ready for what comes next, you have some peace of mind.
It's not too late, yet.
The table below has a list of "Items You May Wish You Had" for various types of emergencies you will want to prepare for.
It is suggested that you print out the list and use it to indicate which items you have on hand, and which items have priority for obtaining in order to better complete your preparedness supplies, and planning.
There is one table for household items, and another for items to have available in your vehicle, if you have one, and another short table of items to have should you need to evacuate your residence. Those last items could be in a "Grab and Go Bag."
As you think about the listed items, add your own such as "Heirlooms," Genealogy Records, " and these days "User Names and Passwords.".
Remember the tried and true saying: "An ounce of prevention/preparedness is worth a world of hurt," or something like that.
Some of the possible emergencies you may want to prepare for ahead of time:
LOSS OF POWER
Items You May Wish You Had (Available in the Home)
IT Gear/Cell Phone/iPad
Emergency Contact #s
Gloves & Rain Gear
Flashlights & Candles
Household Inventory and Photos
First Aid Supplies
Hand-operated Can Opener
Infant Supplies & Cleaning Supplies
Items You May Wish You Had (Available in your Vehicle)
Fully Inflated Spare Tire
Quick Energy Dry Foods
Tire Changing Tools
Wool Blankets/Air Pillows
Swiss Army Knife
Tow Rope/Reflector Vest
Ample Supplies of Water
New Flashlight & Batteries
Solar or Crank Radio
Flares & Caution Reflectors
Ample First Aid Kit
Hidden Spare Key
Additional Items If Leaving Your Residence
License & ID
Insurance Papers/TitlesHousehold Inventory with Dates of Purchase, Cost, and Photos*
Medical Information such as current medications, allergies, blood types, etc.
Deck of Playing Cards
Is your vehicle reasonably ready to whisk you away, even in the dead of night? It takes gas too, you know!
Preparedness for Young Children
- List of Emergency Supplies for Young Kids
Be prepared with necessary supplies for your baby or young children as well in the event of an emergency or disaster. The article includes extra items to consider for your baby or young child(ren).
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