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It is now or never, prepare for home emergency

  1. 1. ==== ====Emergencies Do Happen! You Need To See This: ====It is now or never, prepare for home emergencyThe fact of the matter is that not one person knows just exactly are the specific problems thatcould eventually result during a major and over all emergency. The best thing one could possiblydue is prepare for anything that could happen.The following are some of the tips, advice and recommendation in order to amply prepare for anemergency. The following are from the emergency services of the California Office of the RedCross.Water is life, life is waterAs much as possible, try to keep a water supply of a gallon for every person each day and enoughto go on for up to three to seven days.Water should be kept in containers made of plastic. Also, make sure that you also have filters andtablets for the purposes of purification ready and available when needed.Store food for you and your familyFood that is not as easily perishable should be stored for you and your family, and such foodsmust be enough to last you, your family, as well as your pets, for three days up until one week.Examples of such foods are canned goods, powdered juices and boxed vegetables.Have an alternativeIt is always a wise idea to have a cooking source that could serve as an alternative besides theusual electric stove you may be used to.Having a ready barbecue stove or a propane stove on hand is the best recourse if in case theelectricity goes out or if gas becomes no longer available.If you plan to use propane, ensure that the tank is completely full and that an extra propane tank isalso available.Collect clothesHave a ready and available stock of clothes for your kids and yourself as well as sleeping bags.Collect wood
  2. 2. Having a steady supply of good wood is also a good idea. These could be used in fireplaces or instoves that use wood for burning.Have a lightA flashlight is the item that you simply could not do without especially during emergencies. Try toconsider using recharging through solar means as well as units that are cranked by hand. This isin order to avoid any future worries on batteries.Keep prescriptionsAs much as possible, try to keep any prescriptions that you or your family members may needfilled. Try to maintain an added supply of medications both non-prescription and prescribed ones.Contact your healthcare provider for any refill prescriptions in advance.Have cash and some gasCredit is good unless there is an emergency. Try to keep ready cash just in case the atms fail orthe system of your bank is not working.Also, it is best if you keep the gas tank of your car half full. This is to avoid the long lines that willoccur in gas stations.Have booksDuring emergencies, it could be safe to have some books and some board games available toentertain yourself during power failure.Know thy neighborIt is also better if you acquaint yourself with the neighbors you have in your area. There could beinstances where you may need each others help if ever the basic services are somewhatinterrupted.All in all, preparation is always the best cure against any unexpected circumstance that anemergency might bring.Consider this also, have an emergency power plan. It will make your life much easier after anydisaster. Portable generators that work off solar or wind energy can be vital to your comfort duringany emergency. The ability to have unlimited lighting or heating without requiring the use ofburning a fire will make any emergency situation seem a lot less disastrousfor your entire family.You can learn more about renewable energy equipment, energy efficient productsand clean energy solutions here:
  3. 3. ==== ====Emergencies Do Happen! You Need To See This: ====