Storms, particularly hurricanes, can cause massive damage to property. They can also be dangerous to you and your family. One of the most important things you can do to keep safe is to be prepared. Here are our 10 must-have items before the storm hits.
In Florida, it is especially important to have these 10 items in your home during the hurricane season. If you procrastinate buying these items many local stores and gas stations are more and more likely to run out of the provisions and supplies you need. So, don’t wait until the last minute!
- Medical devices and a first aid kit
A storm is potentially destructive not only to your property but to the safety of your family. Have a first aid kit around with all the necessary medicines and medical supplies. If you are taking prescription medicines, make sure that you have medicine that can last you a few weeks and keep your prescription in a waterproof container.
- Flashlight and rechargeable lamps
Anticipate a power interruption. Make sure your rechargeable lamps are sufficiently charged and you have extra batteries for your flashlights.
- Extra batteries and cell phone charger
Store your batteries and chargers in a waterproof container and make sure you have enough to power your battery operated appliances.
- Your important documents
Keep all your important I.D.’s, insurance policies, birth and marriage certificates, and other pertinent certificates in a waterproof envelope.
- Non-perishable food and manual can opener
During disasters, getting your supply of food may be difficult. It is best to have your own supply of food that is good for several weeks. Buy non-perishable food like canned goods, powdered milk, instant noodles, and biscuits.
A person consumes about a gallon of water a day. Store water in plastic containers and make sure that they are enough for your entire family.
- Battery operated radio
A battery-operated radio is your most reliable source of critical information during a storm.
- Pet supplies and pet food
Stock up on pet food and put them in waterproof containers. Don’t forget other supplies such as pet carriers, leashes, and collars with identification
Matches are definitely a must-have during the hurricane season. There are different types of matches. You can purchase hurricane-proof matches which are windproof and waterproof. However, if you only have regular matches, make sure to store them in a waterproof container.
- Fire extinguisher
Make sure you own a fire extinguisher in case of a fire and store it in a place where you can easily get it. It is also good to put one in different areas of your home.
Prepare for the hurricane season with help from ASP Windows and Doors
There you have it, 10 must-have items before the storm. Preparation is crucial in keeping your family safe during the hurricane season. Contact ASP Windows and Doors to make sure your house is in good condition to outlast any impending calamity. We offer door and impact window installation services to make your homes hurricane ready. Call us today at (844) 311-7767.